Does Being Unemployed Affect the Value of Your Case?

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It is Friday again and time for another video from Roy. In this week’s video, Roy discusses how your employment status affects the value of your personal injury case:

As Roy explains in this video, if you are employed at the time of your Oregon personal injury accident then your case will be worth a lot more money than if you aren’t. If you are seriously injured and have to miss work because of your accident-related injuries, you can be awarded money for what they call “impairment of earning capacity”. Impaired earning capacity means that you can’t do the kind of work that you normally do and the jury can award you special damages if they find that your earning capacity has been negatively affected by the accident. If you are unemployed, however, you will not qualify for lost wages or impaired earning capacity.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information:

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC’s You Tube channel.

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