Hand Injuries

How Much Is My Illinois Workers' Compensation Claim Worth?

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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.


Hand Injuries

InjuryAwardDecisionLaw Firm
Carpal tunnel syndrome (bilateral) with surgical releases10% loss of right hand (19 weeks); 10% loss of left hand (19 weeks)17 IWCC 189 PDFWinstein, Kavensky & Cunningham
Carpal tunnel syndrome (bilateral) with surgical releases10% loss of right hand (19 weeks); 7.5% loss of left hand (14.25 weeks)17 IWCC 417 PDFWolter, Beeman, Lynch & Londrigan, LLP
Carpal tunnel syndrome (bilateral) with surgical releases17.5% loss of left hand (35.875 weeks); 15% loss of right hand (30.75 weeks)17 IWCC 314 PDFReese & Reese
Carpal tunnel syndrome (bilateral) with surgical releases and left wrist ganglion excision and De Quervain's release10% loss of left hand (19 weeks); 7.5% loss of right hand (14.25 weeks)17 IWCC 95 PDFCusack, Gilfillan & O’Day, LLC
Carpal tunnel syndrome (bilateral) with surgical releases and right revision15% loss of right hand (28.5 weeks); 10% loss of left hand (19 weeks)17 IWCC 185 PDFLaw Office of Keith Short
Carpal tunnel syndrome (bilateral). index trigger finger (bilateral), left ulnar nerve compression at Guyon's canal, with surgical releases15% loss of right hand (28.5 weeks); 15% loss of left hand (28.5 weeks)17 IWCC 106 PDFEdmonds Law Office
Carpal tunnel syndrome and surgical release8% loss of hand (15.2 weeks)17 IWCC 354 PDFCullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti
Carpal tunnel syndrome with open surgical release15% loss of hand (28.5 weeks)17 IWCC 114 PDFStrong Law Offices
Carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery declined7.5% loss of hand (14.25 weeks)17 IWCC 331 PDFBlack & Jones
Carpel tunnel syndrome and surgical release12.5% loss of hand (25.625 weeks)17 IWCC 392 PDFRich, Rich & Cooksey, P.C.
Distal radial fracture17.5% loss of hand (35.875 weeks)17 IWCC 166 PDFThe Law Office of Raymond L. Asher
Index finger (dominant) metacarpal comminuted fracture, with open reduction and internal fixation surgery and complications35% loss of hand (71.75 weeks)17 IWCC 219 PDFSostrin and Sostrin, P.C.
Laceration of FDP and FDS tendons with surgical repair15% loss of hand (30.75 weeks)17 IWCC 177 PDFFrederick & Hagle
Middle finger A1 stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger) with pulley surgical release7.5% loss of hand (15.375 weeks)17 IWCC 191 PDFRomanucci & Blandin, LLC
Saw injury laceration and fractures, with open reduction internal fixation of second metacarpal, bone grafting of third metacarpal, extensor tendon repair to second and third digits, and radial collateral ligament repair to second digit 25% loss of hand (51.25 weeks)17 IWCC 71 PDFWoodruff Johnson & Evans
Scapholunate (SL) ligament tear, surgery declined10% loss of hand (20.5 weeks)17 IWCC 43 PDFRich, Rich & Cooksey, P.C.
Second degree burns to hand and fingers, with debridement and skin grafting35% loss of hand (71.75 weeks)17 IWCC 154 PDFHannigan & Botha, Ltd.
Thumb fractures to dominant hand (comminuted proximal phalanx, non-displaced first metacarpal), complete disruption of articular surface at MP joint and extensor damage, with open reduction internal fixation, extensor tendons repair20% loss of hand (41 weeks)17 IWCC 209 PDFBrian J. McManus & Associates, LTD
Wrist fracture (non-displaced scaphoid)15% loss of hand (30.75 weeks)17 IWCC 305 PDFJames Ellis Gumbiner & Associates
Wrist fracture (triquetral avulsion)10% loss of hand (20.5 weeks)17 IWCC 224 PDFWilliams & Swee, Ltd.
Wrist fractures (intra-articular distal radius, displaced ulnar styloid), with closed reduction25% loss of hand (51.25 weeks)17 IWCC 195 PDFRaymond M. Simard, P.C.

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.

Hand 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.