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Can you get damages for a missed promotion after a car crash?

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2024 | Car Accidents

Individuals in car crashes often face various challenges. They include medical expenses, vehicle repairs and potential loss of income.

Among these concerns, losing a job promotion due to the crash can add significant stress.

Employment laws in Wisconsin

Wisconsin operates under an “at-will” employment doctrine. This means employers generally have the right to terminate employees. Employers can also make decisions about promotions without giving a reason. However, certain exceptions exist under state and federal laws. One is discrimination based on protected characteristics such as race, gender or disability.

Causation and damages

To pursue compensation for a lost job promotion after a car crash, individuals must show a direct link between the collision and the loss of the promotion. This involves demonstrating that the crash resulted in physical or psychological injuries that directly affected their ability to fulfill responsibilities for the promotion.

Additionally, quantifying the financial damages is necessary. These damages can include potential salary increases, bonuses or career advancement opportunities.

Insurance claims

Personal injury protection and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage may provide benefits for medical expenses and lost wages. However, they often do not cover damages related to missed job promotions.

If another party is at fault for the collision, pursuing a liability claim against their insurance provider may offer the possibility of compensation for various economic damages, including lost earning capacity.

For insurance and personal injury cases, documenting the impact of the crash on employment prospects can strengthen the case for compensation. Organize medical records, employer evaluations and correspondence regarding the promotion.

By understanding their rights and gathering evidence, affected individuals can pursue fair and just compensation for the setbacks they endured.