Some of the biggest settlements in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases involve back injuries.
One reason is that the law values the back at 500 total weeks.
This is the largest amount of total weeks for any body part.
The back is vital to being able to work, of course, because it impacts activities such as walking, lifting, standing and sitting.
Many back injuries result in surgery.
Surgeries increase the value of your case.
Permanent limitations in lifting, standing, walking and lifting will also increase the value of your settlement.
Questions about your work injury and the value of your case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.