By Neil Crowley
Your own auto insurance company will pay lost wages suffered as a result of an auto accident under the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) portion of your policy, up to $8,000.00. They will pay 75% of your wages tax free, which typically comes out the same as your paycheck. You must show a couple of things:
- A note from your medical provider disabling you from work;
- A completed form from your employer showing how much time you missed and your pay rate;
- You must not have used the PIP money to pay medical bills; and
- You must not have been paid during your absence from work, (you must have actual lost wages.)
Lost wages benefits provide a real service to injured claimants. You do not need to wait for the end of your claim to collect lost wages as with a bodily injury settlement. We have obtained lost wages for many injured people. Feel free to contact Brooks & Crowley, LLP with any questions regarding lost wages at 781-277-7321.