Can I claim lost wages when unemployed and injured in an accident?

Question Details:

I am negotiating a settlement with an insurance company. I was injured riding my bicycle. The insurance company for the driver of the car involved is admitting fault. I was unemployed and collecting benefits at the time of the accident. After the injury, I was unable to claim and collect benefits because I was unable to work due to the injury. I am making a claim to his insurance company for lost wages. Am I entitled to claim lost wages based on my earnings from my last employment? If so, can I claim gross or net earnings lost? Important Notice