If you’ve been injured in a serious auto accident, you’re thinking a lot about getting compensated for your injuries, getting medical care, and ensuring that you’re able to physically recover as easily as possible. Thinking a lot about your funds can be stressful in more ways than one.
One of your biggest concerns may be protecting your wages through your compensation for an auto accident. While you may have some opportunities for compensation, you shouldn’t have to worry about your basic health and safety. That’s why we’re voting for universal basic incomes, which can help you support your family when you’re hurt and your lawsuit is taking time.
Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Claim
Certain injuries can make it almost impossible to work. For example, if your job requires you to be on your feet all day and to move quickly, working with a broken leg may simply not be an option. You can’t perform your duties, which means you might need a significant amount of time off work.
However, if your car crash wasn’t work-related, you might have few options for finances. You might be able to use some paid days off, or you may have to take a medical leave. While the Family and Medical Leave Act protects your job, you may not get a paycheck during that time.
You might have a job to go back to, but what can you do in the meantime? That’s the struggle that many families find themselves in when they’re hurt and struggling to recover.
Ensuring You Have Support
When you’re hurt in a car accident, financial support makes it possible to overcome your injuries and get compensation for your suffering. Unfortunately, the responsible party may try to fight back, lengthening the time it takes to get your compensation.
Because of that, you may be relying on savings, the goodwill of friends, or even a fundraising app to pay your basic bills. Worse, there’s a possibility that you won’t receive the full compensation you need. When you’re not getting regular wages, it hurts you and your family.
Basic income can help solve this problem. This income doesn’t keep you from working, but it can be a safety net when you’re hurt. That takes some of the stress and pressure off your family when you’re recovering from your injuries.
Protecting Your Wages While You Recover
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, acting now can help you get compensated by the responsible party, but what can you do otherwise in the meantime? You might be left without wages for some time while you try to overcome your injuries.
At John Wages, we see just how useful a basic income for residents could be when working is impossible. If you’ve ever worried about how you’ll pay your bills during recovery from an injury, knowing you have some basic income can help you focus on your physical recovery, not your financial situation.
If you’re interested in protecting your wages and ensuring you receive income even when you’re hurt, check out more information on voting, how laws on wages affect you, and what you can do to protect your quality of life.