Love May Be A Mother’s Wage


The comedian/actor Milton Berle “Uncle Miltie” once said “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” The comedian made a good point about the many demanding roles that stay-at-home mothers fulfill. Stay-at-home moms, also known as full-time mothers, work in roles ranging from caregiver for their children as well as elderly parents, to taxi driver, housekeeper and chef, to name just a few. Stay-at-home moms typically do not receive direct monetary compensation or a salary though their work benefits the entire family.

In personal injury law, if a caregiver, housekeeper or chef is injured and physically unable to work, they are entitled to compensation for their lost wages. So the question we often hear is, because a mother doesn’t earn wages for work done in the home, how can they be compensated when they are injured and physically unable to perform in their many roles?

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