Question by  Anonymous

Do I have to tell the insurance how much I was paid for lost time off work?

I have a slip and fall claim and the insurance wants to settle.


Answer by  patti (29325)

If your claim includes "lost wages," the insurance company has the right to know exactly how much "lost wages." If you were compensated, they have the right to know.


Answer by  Julie (172)

Full disclosure is necessary to generate a fair settlement of your injury claim. Insurance policies work two ways, with the insured agreeing to pay the premiums and to cooperate with the insurance company in the event of a claim. That includes disclosing how much you were paid for the time you were unable to work due to injury.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

I don't think you have to tell them about this. I'm pretty sure you don't need to but I don't know what the legal implications of this are if you do not tell them.


Answer by  Rubberchicken (819)

In short, if you wish to be compenstated or reimbursed for any lost wages, then you should probably consider cooperating with them.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

Generally-Yes; civil-lawsuits require "full-disclosure", it depends where you are in the legal-process: court-case filed? Parties are supposed-to disclose all-relevant-information to the opposing-party, especially-when the opposing-party asks. You can claim "lost-wages/benefits" (difference between regular-earnings/benefits & lost-time-payments) as well as "future"/potential-lost-wages/benefits (what you would make if accident had not occurred, raises?).


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I would think you would have to. They will have a better idea of how much money you lost if you tell them. You might have to tell them, it all depends on what they want to know.

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