Last week we discussed back injuries.

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

One reason is that the law values the shoulder as part of the person as a whole worth a total of 500 weeks.

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

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

Many shoulder injuries result in surgery.

Surgeries increase the value of your case.

Shoulders are often difficult to repair and difficult to return to pre-injury status.

Permanent limitations in lifting, reaching, handling and fingering 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.