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Homemaker Compensation After An Accident

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Auto accidents can affect a wide array of issues. If you must miss work, for example, you may be entitled to be paid for any lost wages due to the accident — as long as you were not at fault and you were physically injured. What if you are a stay-at-home caregiver, though? Read on and learn more about being compensated for homemaker damages after an accident.

What Are Homemaking Duties?

You don't have to be a parent to perform homemaking duties. Care of the elderly or disabled adults falls within that category too. Most people performing this type of work do so out of love and a sense of responsibility. However, when it comes to dollars and cents, paying someone to take over these types of jobs is incredibly expensive. It's also difficult to locate appropriate, trustworthy individuals with the availability you might need. In most cases, homemaker duties encompass adult or child care, cooking, cleaning, transporting, and so much more. What would happen if you were hurt badly in an accident that was not your fault? You might be unable to continue to perform those important duties and have to hire someone to take them over until you are healed.

These Services Are Valuable

Just as victims are entitled to lost wages from a job after an accident, they may also be entitled to be paid for the loss of homemaking services. A quick look at how expensive sitters, nurses, or even nursing homes can be will tell you that big bucks will be needed to replace you after an accident.

What To Do To Ensure Compensation

Take the below steps to ensure that this category of damages does not get overlooked:

  1. Get prompt medical care for your injury. You must do this to be paid for homemaking expenses.
  2. Make a list of duties you can no longer perform in your role as caregiver or homemaker.
  3. Estimate how much it will cost to cover those duties now that you are too hurt to do so.
  4. Keep receipts for any homemaker duties that have to be hired out.
  5. Speak to a personal injury lawyer before you agree to any settlement, sign an accident release, or deposit a check from the at-fault driver's insurer.

To find out more about seeking compensation for this type of accident loss, speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident.


28 September 2021