What Is the Average Workers’ Comp Neck Injury Settlement?

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Neck injuries aren’t just painful, they can also devastate your finances, prevent you from being able to work, and leave you with life-long discomfort. You may find yourself with stacks of medical bills, expenses piling up because you can’t go back to work, and constant pain.

If you have hurt your neck while on the job, you may be able to get compensation through workers’ compensation insurance. When employees are injured at work, workers’ comp laws are designed to help cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and permanent impairment/disability.

Every case is different. Before pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your options.

Work-Related Neck Injuries

From construction to accounting, workers in any industry can suffer a neck injury at the workplace. There are many different neck injuries that can happen on the job:

  • Neck strain or sprain
  • Stiff muscles or tendons
  • Herniated disc
  • Whiplash
  • Pinched nerve
  • Cervical sprain or strain

These injuries are serious and can have devastating consequences.

Depending on the severity and type of injury, you may suffer from headaches and insomnia; be unable to turn your head; have a stiff neck; endure constant discomfort or pain; or have difficulty working, driving, or enjoying your life.

The Average Workers’ Comp Neck Injury Settlement

Work-Related Neck Injuries

According to the National Safety Council and the National Council on Compensation Insurance, the average workers’ compensation claims filed in 2019 and 2020 for neck injuries was $59,391.

However, it’s important to understand that this number is not what you should expect to receive in a neck-related workers’ comp settlement. The unique circumstances of your case will impact the amount of a fair settlement, including factors such as the following:


  • The severity of the injury
  • Whether multiple body parts were affected
  • Physical therapy bills
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Permanent impairment/disability

For an estimate on what you could potentially expect to get from a workers’ compensation settlement, get a consultation from an experienced attorney to discuss the details of your specific case.

What You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp Neck Injury Settlements

Chicago Workers’ Compensation AttorneysNeck injuries can be difficult (and expensive) to diagnose and treat—which can make it challenging to prove that your employment was the cause of the injury. The insurance company may argue that you hurt your neck off the clock or claim you are suffering from a degenerative condition that caused your neck injury in an effort to avoid paying your medical bills and lost wages.

Insurance companies generally want to settle workers’ compensation claims quickly and inexpensively. They are not looking out for your best interests; their priority is preserving their bottom line. You need to have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer on your side who will put you first.

A knowledgeable workplace injury attorney will find expert witnesses and other types of evidence or testimony to support your case, help you calculate an accurate estimate of how much it will cost to treat your neck injury, and fight for your right to fair compensation.

Contact the Experienced Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Vasilatos Injury Law

If you or a loved one have been injured on the job, contact the experienced workers' compensation attorneys at Vasilatos Injury Law. We have represented hundreds of personal injury clients and obtained millions of dollars in awards for our clients in Chicago and across Illinois.

Our workers’ compensation injury attorneys have experience in all aspects of personal injury and workers’ compensation law, and we are dedicated to helping our clients get the best possible compensation. Regardless of the nature of your case, you can rely on us to guide you toward a favorable outcome for you and your family.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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