If you’ve suffered a back injury at work, you should know that no two Workers’ Compensation cases are alike. Therefore, it is difficult to provide an answer to this question because the amount of your worker’s comp settlement will be based on a number of factors specific to your individual circumstances. Some of the circumstances that will be taken into consideration include:
- Your pre-injury earnings
- Your post injury earnings
- Your post injury potential earnings
- The cause of the initial injury
- The long term implications of your injury (recovering vs. being disabled)
Know How to Structure a Settlement
If you are planning to pursue a worker’s comp settlement due to a back injury, it is important that your paperwork is written in a way that will protect your future rights and benefits. The best way to ensure this happens is to hire a top worker’s compensation attorney that knows the ins and outs of Worker’s Compensation Laws. If you sustain a back injury or any work related injury for that matter, and are deemed permanently disabled, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits and/or a payout from your employer if it is determined that your injury was a result of something they did wrong.
If your paperwork is not worded correctly, it could impact the amount you receive from Social Security and/or from your employer. What you do at the start of your case is vital in determining how much you can expect to receive from a workman’s compensation settlement due to a back injury.
Additional Items to Keep in Mind
If you are in the process of pursuing a settlement, you should understand that while some cases can be settled quickly, others can take years to finalize. If you are seeking a large amount in your settlement, a case like this could take a while to finalize. The best way to expedite your case is to work with an experienced workman’s compensation attorney. We would be happy to sit down with you, learn about your individual circumstances and put together a plan that gets you the settlement and future benefits you deserve.