When A Homemaker Is Seriously Injured
It’s commonly believed that people suffering from serious injuries caused by medical malpractice or negligence can only recover monetary damages if they lose wages from employment outside the home. What happens to a person whose main responsibility is taking care of the home?
Many people are under the mistaken impression that a homemaker’s services can’t be valued, or if they can they don’t amount to much. That is simply not true. If a homemaker is seriously injured and unable to perform his or her normal activities, a dollar value can be placed on their services by comparing their skills with those performing similar duties such as nurses, social workers, office managers, teachers and others.
The average hourly rate earned in those jobs establishes the value for the services, and helps determine the money damages to which a homemaker might be entitled.
A homemaker’s value doesn’t diminish with age. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, it actually increases. If you or someone you care about has been injured due to medical malpractice or negligence, call (412) 281-4100 or email us today to schedule a free consultation.