In Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases, with arm injuries it can be difficult to determine settlement value.

An arm has a total value of 253 weeks. The arm is usually awarded a percentage of the 253 weeks. For example, 10 percent is worth 25.3 weeks.

However, if you must change your job due to your arm injury you may be able to get up to 100 to 150 weeks.

If you have permanent restrictions as a result of your work accident, then this also increases your settlement value.

The problem with arm injuries is that they may need future surgery. You will need to cover the future medical needs in your settlement, or you will have to pay for them on your own.

Questions about arm injuries and your Workmans Compensation settlement? Feel Free to call Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.