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What is a Benefit?

Most individuals use the word “benefit” to refer to the perks they receive as part of their employment. However, this is only loosely related to how the word is used in law. 

Most of the time, the term “benefit” is used broadly to refer to any gain that results from a plan, a deed, or a piece of property. To ensure the contract covers all forms of successful outcomes, instead of only monetary profit, it is frequently employed in contract law.

What Does "Benefit" Imply in Circumstances Involving Personal Injuries?

If your case involves a workers’ compensation claim, the term “benefits” refers to money paid out by the insurance policy if the workplace accident was fatal.

In most other injury cases, the term “benefit” refers only to the types of productivity you may have lost as a result of your injury. For example, if your injury prevented you from working, you have the right to sue for lost wages. Those wages are a type of benefit you would have received if you had been able to continue working.

In general, personal injury cases focus on damages—the losses you suffered—rather than potential gains. However, if you missed out on a gain (benefit) as a result of the injury, you may be able to include it in your damages.

What Benefits Am I Allowed to Include in My Lawsuit?

If you were involved in an accident and want to know what benefits may be included in your lawsuit, you will need to speak with a personal injury lawyer. 

Your attorney will get the details of your case and explain what benefits you are able to receive based on the circumstances of your case. 

It’s important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. If you want to receive maximum compensation for your losses, our team of attorneys can help you!

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