What Is A Wage Differential Claim?
When a work injury occurs, there are varying outcomes for the individual who has been injured. If someone is injured and then unable to continue in their current position at work due to the disability or long-term effect of the injury, there is a possibility that they are making a lower wage as a result.
If a work injury accident causes a reduction in the hours that you are able to work, or it causes a lower rate of pay, we advise that you file for wage differential benefits. A wage differential claim is meant to compensate injured workers for the difference in money they make as a result of the injury they have sustained.
Related: How am I going to support my family after a work injury?
A wage differential claim can be made whether you are working for the same employer at less hours or a lower rate, or you have changed employers and are now making less money.
Work Injury Lawsuit
If you were injured at work and as a result are making less money due to the limitations of your injury, it is important to contact a work injury attorney. An experienced attorney can help you to file the appropriate claims so you can be sure that you and your family are receiving the financial compensation that is deserved.
Our law office has seen numerous clients whose lives were significantly affected by a work injury, whether they were unable to work at all following the injury, or were limited in their abilities. We have helped victims and their families to receive the financial help that was deserved following such accidents. It is not fair that your family suffers financially after an accident that was caused by no fault of your own.
Related: Types of Work Injury Claims to File
If you are looking for a work injury lawyer, we recommend keeping the following in mind:
- Experience – make sure the lawyer has experience with cases similar to yours
- Office operations – ensure that you will be in contact with your lawyer and not strictly legal aides or staff members
- Personality – it is important to get along with your lawyer and feel comfortable around them
If you have any additional questions regarding a work injury claim or if you would like to speak to a work injury attorney, call 800.637.8170.