How Much Is My Workers’ Compensation Case Worth?

workers compensation case

A workers’ compensation case is initiated when a person is injured and looking to recover a claim against the worker’s employer for compensation related to the injury. When an employee suffers a work-related injury, it can be minor (bruises that don’t require medical attention), severe (life-threatening or requiring surgery), or fatal. All employers want to prevent injuries in the workplace and place a high standard to make the workplace as safe as possible for the employees who work in their work environment. The worth of a workers’ compensation injury will vary widely from person to person, even for two different injured people at the same workplace. Many factors determine a workers’ compensation claim’s “worth” or value.

Life-Altering Injuries Are Usually Permanent

If an employee suffers a life-changing injury from being injured on the job, these types of injuries will have many associated costs. For example, suppose a person suffers a serious injury with life-long consequences or a permanent disability. In that case, that individual will need to recover enough money to help take care of the person’s needs for the rest of that individual’s life. There can be many factors that will come into play in these situations, such as:

  • Ongoing medical costs
  • Medication costs
  • Lost wages and income
  • Loss of time from work
  • Chronic pain suffered
  • Lowered general productivity
  • High medical costs and further surgeries or therapies
  • Reemployment benefits
  • Triggered ancillary medical issues
  • Cumulative injuries (repetitive motion injuries) and therapies

What Are My Wages Worth in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The wages in relation to a workers’ compensation claim will depend on the amount of time off of work, how much you make at your job and many other factors such as can you return to work after the injury to the same or similar work duty. People work at a variety of different types of jobs and will have various types of salaries as a result. The possibilities are endless. Before you ask the question of what your claim is worth, look at your current salary, your injury, and whether you can go back to your old job after recovering from the injury.

Some Work Environments Are More Dangerous Than Others

If you wonder who gets injured on the job, it can generally be any worker. Although, some jobs are more dangerous than other jobs. Overall, workers in the following jobs are potentially injured more often, such as those individuals who work for:

  • Construction
  • Law enforcement
  • Firefighters
  • Protective service workers

What Injuries Have Low Compensation Awards?

Typically, the lower end awards might be considered for injuries that are easily recovered from, such as:

  • Sprains
  • Tears
  • Strains
  • Overextension
  • Bruising

What Injuries Have High Compensation Awards?

In general, the types of injuries with higher compensation awards are more serious and permanent injuries commonly related to:

  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Head trauma or coma
  • Legs or arms amputated
  • Neck trauma or paralysis to the spine

If you have a claim for workers’ compensation and want to understand how these claims are valued for recovery of payment, then give us a call. We can review with you the claim that you have, your injuries, bills, expenses, medical expenses, and show you what you can reasonably expect to recover as you move forward with your workers’ compensation claim. So call our injury and accident attorneys today at CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm. We are here for you every step of the way.

Share It: