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What are the Average Workers’ Compensation Payouts in the U.S.?

August 29 , 2022

At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys represent clients throughout North Carolina who are injured at work. Our emphasis is on customizing your legal claim to obtain the best recovery and outcome for your unique case.

We understand that work accidents can happen anytime, and when workers get hurt, it is vital they receive the benefits they deserve. The reality is, no two workers’ compensation claims are alike, and each client we represent has unique recovery needs.

It may be surprising to learn that workplace injuries and fatalities are closely recorded throughout the U.S., so there is data on the average workers’ compensation payouts, which are made public each year.

To follow is a list of the most recent financial data.

Average Workers’ Compensation Payouts in 2022

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were 2,654,700 workplace injuries last year, 4,764 of which were fatal.

Based on data collected by the National Safety Council, the reported U.S. workers’ compensation payouts for medical claims and indemnity based on the type of injury included:

  • Concussions: $31,900
  • Carpal tunnel: $32,100
  • Sprained muscles: $32,500
  • Infections: $36,700
  • Burn injuries: $53,000
  • Fractured bones and dislocated joints: $59,000
  • Amputations: $113,000

The severity of the injury and the body part that is injured plays a significant role in the compensation that is awarded. Your ability to return to work is another crucial factor. It is important to note, each worker’s injury is unique and there is no exact answer when it comes to how much compensation will be rewarded.

Our Board-Certified Workers’ Compensation attorneys and a skilled team of lawyers and support staff in Charlotte are here to manage each detail of your case and examine your insurance, injuries, and payout to determine whether you may be entitled to additional compensation.

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Our dedicated workers’ compensation law firm provides free consultations to anyone injured in a North Carolina workplace accident by calling 704-376-1616 or contacting us online.

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