Our Settlement and Valuation Guide to Permanent Disability Benefits can help you understand how much your Illinois workers’ compensation claim may be worth.

We encourage every injured worker to educate themselves about the Illinois workers’ compensation system and to consult with an Illinois attorney.


Arm Injuries

InjuryAwardDecisionLaw Firm
Cubital tunnel syndrome (bilateral) with surgical releases15% loss of right arm (37.95 weeks); 15% loss of left arm (37.95 weeks)17 IWCC 392 PDFRich, Rich & Cooksey, P.C.
Cubital tunnel syndrome (bilateral) with surgical releases and right elbow revision surgery 15% loss of right arm (37.95 weeks); 12.5% loss of left arm (31.63 weeks)17 IWCC 272 PDFKatz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck
Cubital tunnel syndrome with surgical release12.5% loss of arm (31.625 weeks)17 IWCC 185 PDFLaw Office of Keith Short
Distal biceps tendon tear with multiple surgeries at elbow40% loss of person-as-a-whole (200 weeks)17 IWCC 30 PDFCollison & O’Connor
Elbow injury, x-rays negative for fractures or dislocations5% loss of arm (12.65 weeks)17 IWCC 297 PDFLaw Offices of Charles A. Fanucchi
Elbow neuritis (ulnar nerve)5% loss of arm (12.65 weeks)17 IWCC 345 PDFCullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti
Forearm crushing injury3% loss of arm (7.59 weeks)17 IWCC 248 PDFKirkpatrick Law Offices, P.C.
Laceration, soft tissue injuries with embedded glass5% loss of arm (12.65 weeks)17 IWCC 330 PDFGrauer & Kriegel, LLC
Lateral epicondylitis10% loss of arm (25.3 weeks)17 IWCC 202 PDFGrauer & Kriegel, LLC
Lateral epicondylitis (bilateral) with surgical release10% loss of right arm (25.3 weeks); 10% loss of left arm (25.3 weeks); 17 IWCC 184 PDFKatz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck
Lateral epicondylitis with epicondylectomy and release15% loss of arm (37.95 weeks)17 IWCC 314 PDFReese & Reese
Lateral epicondylitis with open surgical release12.5% loss of arm (31.625 weeks)17 IWCC 27 PDFCullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti
Lateral epicondylitis, radial tunnel syndrome, radial head fracture17.5% loss of arm (44.275 weeks)17 IWCC 196 PDFGlass & Korein, LLC
Ulna open fracture, with open reduction internal fixation surgery and RSD/CRPS 30% loss of arm (75.9 weeks) (ulna fracture); 10% loss of person-as-a-whole (50 weeks) (RSD/CRPS)17 IWCC 256 PDFSgro, Hanrahan, Durr, Rabin & Bruce, LLP

Compare your case to the table of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission decisions below that includes:

  • Injury
  • Award
  • Commission decision link
  • Law firm representing the injured worker

Of course, many more factors go into the final valuation of every case that you can read about here.

Arm injuries may be compensated with the one of the following types of permanent disability benefits:

This information is provided for educational purposes only.

This article does not provide legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.