Does workers’ comp cover hernias?

Whether you’ve suffered a broken bone, traumatic brain injury, or a hernia, you could be entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation.

An experienced worker’s compensation attorney with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is here to review your case through a risk-free consultation. 

Read on to learn to find the answer to the question, “Does workers’ comp cover hernias?” and find out how you may be able to cover your medical bills and lost earnings.

does workers comp cover hernias

You can still recover if you caused the accident

When an employee is injured on the job and is not intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, they are entitled to recover compensation for their injuries even when they caused the accident that led to an injury. 

A key benefit of workers’ compensation in Illinois and other states is that it is a no-fault system, which is a trade-off. In exchange for employees having the ability to collect benefits even when at fault for an injury-causing accident, employers don’t have to worry about being sued for the same injuries.

In some instances, when the injury was caused by the negligence of the employer, or by a third party like a subcontractor, you could have the potential of recovering additional damages for your injuries.

Average workers’ comp settlement for a hernia

The unique facts and circumstances of your injury will determine what you are entitled to in damages. For example, an inpatient hernia repair might be necessary for a more severe hernia, and it comes with a higher cost of over $10,000. An outpatient hernia repair might cost closer to $6,000.

Your workers’ compensation claim may cover the costs of the surgery, any required medications, and lost wages during your recovery.

If you are unable to return to work at all you could be entitled to long-term disability. When you have limited ability to return to work, partial disability may be available.

Knowing what you’re entitled to for your on-the-job hernia requires knowledge of similar case outcomes. Your experienced workers’ compensation lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has a proven track record of success on hernia injury cases. 

We’ll collect the evidence you need to collect what you deserve.

Dealing with insurance

It’s important to understand that these numbers are only possible when the insurance company approves your claim and agrees to pay you. Insurance companies make more money by denying whichever claims they can and paying as little as possible on those claims that they cannot deny. 

Working with an attorney helps to even the playing field so you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company and their lawyers.

Was your hernia caused at work? We can help.

Did you suffer a hernia injury as a result of your job? You could be entitled to a claim through workers’ compensation, and in some circumstances, additional damages. The unique facts and circumstances surrounding your accident will determine what you may be entitled to. 

Connect with us as soon as possible after your accident for a risk-free, cost-free consultation on your injury. If we take your case, you pay nothing up-front, and nothing out-of-pocket, ever. We only get paid if we win.

An experienced Chicago workers’ compensation attorney with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is standing by to determine if we can help on your case. Call us now at (800) 985-1819.