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.


Neck Injuries

InjuryAwardDecisionLaw Firm
Cervical and lumbar spondylosis aggravation4% loss of person-as-a-whole (20 weeks)17 IWCC 174 PDFMarszalek & Marszalek
Cervical disc protrusion and radiculopathy (C4-C6), with multiple decompression and fusion surgeries25% loss of person-as-a-whole (125 weeks)17 IWCC 353 PDFCusack, Gilfillan & O’Day, LLC
Cervical sprain and radiculitis4% loss of person-as-a-whole (20 weeks)17 IWCC 186 PDFDworkin & Maciariello
Cervical sprain/strain5% loss of person-as-a-whole (25 weeks)17 IWCC 79 PDFAnkin Law Office, LLC
Disc extrusion (C3-C4), with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion14% loss of person-as-a-whole (70 weeks)17 IWCC 145 PDFBriskman Briskman & Greenberg
Disc herniations (C5-C6, C6-C7) with discectomy and fusion surgery (C5-C7)25% loss of person-as-a-whole (125 weeks)16 IWCC 856 PDFHealy Scanlon Law Firm
Disc osteophyte complex, with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (C7-T1); postoperative vocal cord paralysis and left hand clawingPermanent total disability benefits17 IWCC 28 PDFBoshardy Law Office, P.C.
Discogenic neck pain with disc replacement surgery (C5-C6); rotator cuff tear with arthroscopic repair, subacromial decompression and open biceps tenodesis surgery20% loss of person-as-a-whole (100 weeks) (neck and shoulder awards not differentiated)17 IWCC 231 PDFRich, Rich & Cooksey, P.C.
Herniated discs and cord compression (C4-C6), with two-level disc replacement and decompression surgery17.5% loss of person-as-a-whole (87.5 weeks)17 IWCC 207 PDFRich, Rich & Cooksey, P.C.
Herniated discs and radiculopathy with anterior cervical fusion (C5-C6, C6-C7) surgery20% loss of person-as-a-whole (100 weeks)17 IWCC 83 PDFMillon & Peskin
Multilevel degenerative disc disease and chronic pain syndrome from aggravating injuryPermanent total disability benefits17 IWCC 33 PDFThe Fitz Law Group

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.

Neck 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.