http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/faqs/i-was-in-a-wreck-and-i-am-concerned-about-my-lost-wagesnbsp-how-will-i-recover-them.cfm. Kevin Duffan, a North Carolina personal injury attorney, answers common questions associated with recovering lost wages in a personal injury case. If you work for a big company, the process is pretty simple - get in contact with the HR department to get an official number of days missed from work and how much compensation you did not receive due to those missed work days. However, if you're a small business owner or work for yourself, the process is more complicated. To learn more, watch this video.