What Happens With Lost Wages?
After an accidental injury, you may not worry about medical bills, believing they will be covered by your own health insurance, your automobile insurance or another driver’s auto insurance. You may not worry about taking time off work, because you believe you have sick leave and vacation time available.
- But what will happen after you have used up all your sick leave and vacation time?
- What if you are still not ready to return to work?
- What will happen if you are self-employed and have no paid time off?
If you have a broken hip, you may not be able to return to work for at least three months — and perhaps up to a year. If you have suffered a brain injury, a spinal cord injury, or a back or neck injury, it may be a long time before you can work again — assuming you are able to return to work.
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Seeking Lost Wages In Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, a rule of thumb with personal injury protection (PIP) is this: Massachusetts PIP protection has $8,000 available to pay medical bills and up to 75 percent of your lost wages. The additional 25 percent of lost wages plus any medical expenses not covered by PIP can also be included in the bodily injury claim against a negligent driver who caused the accident. If you used sick leave provided by your employer, your PIP insurance will “buy back” those days that you used up to a certain amount, reimbursing your employer and restoring your sick leave to “unused” status. (This will enable you to use those sick days to prolong your time off work, if necessary.)
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