Can You Claim Lost Wages if Not Working at The Time of The Accident?

If you are injured in a car accident in Kentucky and you are off work due to your injuries suffered in the accident, you can make a claim for lost wages. Not only can you make a claim for lost wages against the at-fault driver, you can make, at least, a partial wage claim through the PIP coverage on your vehicle. PIP coverage provides $200/per week for lost wages and more if you purchase additional coverage. The reason this is important is because you can make this claim as you incur your lost wages and not months later at the end of your claim. This provides money for the auto accident victim to pay bills while they recover from their injuries.

Can You Make a Lost Wage Claim if You Were Not Working at The Time of The Accident?

The short answer to this question is yes if you can prove that you would have been working if it were not for the accident. Recently, I had a client that was off work at the time of accident due to a surgery and was due to return to work on the day of her accident. She will need to prove these facts, but, if she can, then she has a valid lost wage claim under her PIP coverage. I have also had clients that were searching for a job at the time of the accident and they can make a lost wage claim if they can prove they would have obtained a job but were delayed due to their auto accident injuries.

If you need help with an auto accident claim, contact auto accident attorney Matt Troutman at the Troutman Law Office at 502-648-9507 or go to and we will help you maximize your recovery.

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