Centre County and Chester County Personal Injury Lawyer Fighting for You
After a serious accident, you may not be able to work. How can you pay for your everyday living expenses without an income? This is one of the most common worries in personal injury cases. At Rosato Law Offices, we have nearly 30 years of experience handling lost income claims for injured Pennsylvanians and putting those worries to rest.
Personal injury attorney Jim Rosato knows that the complex legal aspects of a serious injury can be discouraging, but we are ready to shoulder the legal burden so you can focus on recovery. At Rosato Law Offices in State College or Downingtown, we fight to protect the rights of injured people in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania.
We offer free initial consultations and we take all our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. To speak with an experienced attorney, call 888-860-2216 or contact us online.
Compensation for Past and Future Lost Wages
We seek to obtain as much wage loss compensation as we can in every case. Whether we are able to work out a settlement or the case goes to trial, we work to recover the wages you have lost already and wages you will lose in the future because of your injury. We work with vocational experts, economists and other professionals to calculate your lost income.
Pennsylvania law is specific when it comes to rules for obtaining compensation for loss of income. Some of the most important parts of the law are:
- Amount of recovery: An injured person is entitled to receive 80 percent of the gross income he or she loses due to the injury.
- Self-employed individuals: If you are self-employed, you are entitled to receive an amount equal to the amount you have to pay someone else to come in and do the work for you.
- Unemployed individuals: If you were unemployed at the time of injury you may still be able to obtain compensation to the extent that the injury has reduced your capacity to earn in the future.
- Collateral sources of income: You are entitled to receive compensation for loss of income even if your employment contract continues to pay you a salary or benefits during periods of disability.
In most situations, if you have purchased insurance coverage for yourself, your insurance company will pay wage benefits up to the amount given in your policy. If you have lost more income than that, personal injury lawyer Jim Rosato will fight to obtain further compensation from the insurance company of the person who caused your accident.
Free Consultation — Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
To speak with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer, call 888-860-2216 or contact us online. We offer free consultations and we offer weekend, evening and offsite appointments.