Is Financial Compensation Subject to Taxation?

Injuries caused by auto accidents, faulty products, or unsafe premises can create a difficult situation for you and your family. Not only can you suffer physical and emotional trauma, but you may also experience financial struggles due to medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Fortunately, you can take legal action against the party at fault for your injuries to recover financial compensation to pay for these damages. However, one question many people have about financial compensation is whether it is taxable.

After having to pay medical bills and other expenses in the aftermath of a personal injury accident, paying taxes on your settlement may seem overwhelming. However, most financial compensation is not taxed. If you have questions about financial compensation in your personal injury case, contact an Oklahoma injury lawyer of the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 and get started on building your case.

Tax-Exempt Compensation

In the majority of personal injury cases, the financial compensation that plaintiffs recover is exempt from taxation. This includes compensation to pay for the following:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Prescription medication and rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering or emotional trauma

While these damages are tax-exempt, there are some exceptions you should be aware of, such as compensation for lost income. Additionally, the interest that you may earn on your settlement is taxable along with punitive damages you may receive.

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If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, the negligent or careless individual at fault for your suffering may be obligated to cover your damages. To learn more about your legal options after a personal injury accident, contact an Oklahoma injury lawyer of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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