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How Much Your Body Parts Are Worth in Workers' Compensation

HOW MUCH YOUR BODY PARTS ARE WORTH IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION Employees who are permanently injured on the job are typically compensated by their employers for the damage to their body and future lost wages. However, benefits vary dramatically from state to state. Congress allows each state to determine workers' compensation benefits with no federal minimums. This chart shows the states with the highest and lowest maximum total compensation for each body part as well as the averages for the United States as a whole and for federal employees specifically. US Average | Federal Employee Average O Highest State Maximum O Lowest State Maximum EAR $38,050| $98,108 O Oregon $124,991 O Colorado $9,696 EYE $96,700| $301,870 Pennsylvania $261,525 O Alabama $27,280 HAND $144,930| $460,352 O Nevada $738,967 OAlabama $37,400 TESTICLE ARM THUMB INDEX FINGER $27,678| $98,108 Illinois $73,5370 Minnesota $3,750 O $169,878| $588,647 Nevada $859,634 O Alabama $48,840 O $42,432|$141,502 Kentucky $195,670 O Rhode Island $13,500 $24,474| $86,788 O Oregon $95,723 O Maryland $6,720 LEG MIDDLE FINGER $153,221 | $543,367 Nevada $457,418 O Alabama $44,000 O $20,996| $56,601 O Oregon $93,063 O Colorado $4,987 FOOT RING FINGER $91,779|$386,771 Maryland $251,802 O Minnesota $26,000 O $14,660 | $47,167 O Oregon $82,420 OColorado $3,047 BIG TOE PINKY $23,436| $71,694 Oregon $90,402 O California $6,090 O $11,343| $28,300 O Oregon $79,959 O Massachusetts $2,065 PW Parker | Waichman LLP Source: (Data from 2015) A NATIONAL LAW FIRM

How Much Your Body Parts Are Worth in Workers' Compensation

shared by BebopGriffin on Mar 23
What is the cost of an arm and a leg literally? It all depends on where you live. This infographic examines the workers' compensation laws in 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine how mu...




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