To receive loss of income compensation in an auto claim is it mandatory to show a doctors note saying one needs time off work or is a letter from ones employer alone fine?

I was wondering if I have an auto claim
and I want to report loss of income is it
mandatory to have a doctors note
saying I needed to take time off work?
Or is it fine to just provide a letter from
my employer saying I took time off of
work for not having a car and being
injured as well?

Asked on October 9, 2017 under Accident Law, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The  medical bills, medical reports, and wage loss are separate components of your personal injury claim. The medical bills show the dates of treatment.
Your wage loss claim is from your employer and should show your dates of absence, hours and rate of pay along with your total wage loss.
When you complete your medical treatment and are released by the doctor or are declared by the doctor to be permanent and stationary, which means having reached a point in your medical treatment where no further improvement is anticipated, obtain your medical bills,  medical reports and documentation of wage loss.  All of these items should be included in your personal injury claim, but again the wage loss is from your employer.  A doctor's note is not required for wage loss. 


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