The average workers compensation settlement on a knee injury is $359,149 for a serious injury and $114,299 for a median injury, according to Maryland law firm Miller and Zois. Only 8 percent of injury verdicts were over $1,000,000.
Workers' compensation payments are generally limited to medical costs and partial compensation for wages lost, according to Injury Claim Coach. A claim may be denied if the injury resulted from horseplay rather than from the actual job duties themselves. Claims arising from injuries that occurred when impaired by alcohol or illicit drugs are also frequently denied. If the injury is severe, some cases can result in a permanent stipend or a lump-sum settlement if the injury results in a partial or total disability.