Previously we discussed knee injuries.

Another area of large settlements in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases involve hand injuries.

One reason is that the law values the hand as worth  a total of 205 weeks.

The hand is vital to being able to work, of course, because it impacts activities such as handling, gripping, feeling, fingering and lifting.

Many hand injuries result in surgery.

Surgeries increase the value of your case.

Hands are often difficult to repair and result in arthritis and potentially require additional surgery and treatment in later years.

Permanent limitations in handling, fingering, 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.