Workers Comp: How Do You Place A Value On A Back Injury?

Attorney Jonathan Franco discusses how to place a value on a back injury case, specifically for permanent partial and permanent total disability. Permanent partial disability with a back injury means you can go back to work even though you have permanent restrictions. Permanent total disability means you've lost your ability to work for life. The value of a back injury workers comp case is largely determined by comparing your wage earning capacity before and after the accident. A person who makes $30 an hour before an accident and then can only make $10 an hour after an accident has a high value case. A person that could make $15 an hour before the accident and $15 after the accident, has a much smaller claim.