The new Illinois Workers’ Compensation law changes the way carpal tunnel cases are assessed.

The hand is now only worth 190 weeks versus 205 weeks. This means the percentage is based on 190 weeks.

The most that can be awarded is 15 percent of the hand for carpal tunnel cases. This equals 28.5 weeks

The only exception is if you can prove greater disability by clear and convincing evidence. At that the maximum award is 30 percent of the hand. This equals 57 weeks.

Clear and convincing evidence is going to be a pretty high standard.

This should keep the value of carpal tunnel cases down quite a bit.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.