How Much Compensation Do You Receive for a Back Injury?

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Maryland Worker's Compensation data shows that the average final settlement for back injuries in Maryland is $33,748. Most back injury claims in Maryland are for isolated back injuries and combination back injuries, which include the neck, shoulder, knees and leg areas. The agency's data shows that individual back injury settlements ranged up to more than $400,000.

There is no specific amount of monetary compensation awarded for back injuries in relation to personal injury claims. Maryland Worker's Compensation information notes that back injury cases vary widely. Numerous circumstances come into play when dealing with back injuries, and therefore, settlement amounts are awarded on a case-by-case basis.

According to Nolo, in personal injury cases there are several key factors that go into determining monetary compensation. The cost of medical treatment of the injury is one big factor. Lost income due to being unable to perform work duties, or losing a job, is calculated. Damage to personal property may be an issue. Many claims also account for pain and suffering, including emotional distress. If the injury occurred due to the negligence of an employer or another person, punitive damages may be applicable. As Wikipedia notes, damage amounts correlate to the severity of an injury.