The pages below constitute representative values for an array of workers’ compensation injuries. The figures are largely based on averages from a study of more than a quarter of a million claims (284,330 to be exact). The study of these claims produce an analysis of one and a half years worth of Maryland workers’ compensation permanency awards. This is made up of cases that received a PPD award and cases that were settled, not to be reopened again (either for the indemnity portion, or indemnity and medical treatment).
It’s important to understand that two point. First, these were Maryland workers’ compensation cases only. Every state has different laws with regard to workers’ comp. These variances in the law produce wide differences in how much compensation injured workers receive. Second, every workers’ compensation case is different. Even if the case is in the same state as another case, with nearly identical injuries, the differences can be large. These factors can vary because of insurance company, insurance adjuster, and, most importantly, the lawyers. Having a good comp lawyer is vital.
Knee Injury Cases
The Value of a Knee Injury Case in Workers’ Compensation You hurt your knee at work. Now you want to know the value of your knee injury workers’ comp case. Well, I’m a lawyer. And unfortunately, you have to get a lawyer answer. It depends. Knee injuries can range from a minor knee contusion or […]
Finger Injury Cases in Workers’ Compensation
What’s the Value of a Finger Injury? Workers’ compensation lawyers complain about the dreaded finger injury case. The value of fingers in Maryland workers’ compensation is so low it’s almost laughable. In fact, according to a comprehensive report done by ProPulica, Maryland has literally the lowest maximum compensation for index finger cases at $6,720, the […]
Thumb Injury Cases in Workers’ Compensation
How Much is a Thumb Injury Worth? A completely incapacitated thumb – either amputated or just completely not working – is worth 100 weeks of pay at a rate of – probably – somewhere between $300 and $350 per week. This means $30,000 to $35,000 as a ballpark figure. Does that seem entirely too low? […]
Elbow Injury Cases
The Comp Pinkbook lists elbow injuries as the 22nd most common injury in Maryland workers’ compensation. The book measured an 18–month time period. During that period, there were 132 permanent partial disability awards for elbow injuries and 49 final settlement awards. In total, more than $2.4 million in permanency money was paid out for these […]
Value of Foot Injuries
A foot injury is, according to the Comp Pinkbook, the eighth most common workers’ compensation injury in Maryland. (The Comp Pinkbook represented a study of over a quarter million comp claims that had some kind of permanency award from the period of 1/1/11 to 6/30/12. The book is for sale at Amazon.com. The injuries to […]
Workers’ Comp Arm Injuries
What is the Value of an Arm Injury Case in Maryland Workers’ Compensation? Arm injuries are the 9th most common workers’ compensation injury in Maryland with more awards than ankle injuries, but less awards than foot or feet injuries. This is according to the Comp Pinkbook, a publication that studied Maryland workers’ compensation statistics. The […]