Last week we discussed shoulder injuries.

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

One reason is that the law values the knee as part of the person as a whole worth a total of 215 weeks.

Once again this is the largest amount of total weeks for body parts.

The knee is vital to being able to work, of course, because it impacts activities such as walking, standing, and lifting.

Many knee injuries result in surgery.

Surgeries increase the value of your case.

Knees are often difficult to repair and result in arthritis and potentially require knee replacements in later years.

Permanent limitations in lifting, standing and walking 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.