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How Much is Workers Comp Settlement Worth

A Wisconsin workers compensation settlement value depends on several factors.  Is the work-related injury conceded or denied? Is the disability a scheduled or nonscheduled injury? McCormick Law Office handles mostly back and neck unscheduled injuries resulting in permanent work restrictions. Our clients usually have lumbar or cervical disc herniations, which can be caused by a traumatic accident or an occupational injury from job duties over time.

MVA Settlement Damages

In a Wisconsin car accident settlement, the damages reflect compensation for several different types of harms or losses caused by the negligent driver. Compensatory damages are awarded to compensate an injured person for the injuries he or she sustained and to make good or replace the loss caused by the wrong of another. Compensatory damages are given in an attempt to "make whole" the party sustaining the loss. White v. Benkowski, 37 Wis. 2d 285, 290 , 155 N.W.2d 74 (1967). Except as authorized by statute, attorney fees are not awarded in addition to the damages, this means the injured party must pay his or her attorney out of his or her recovery. In personal injury cases, this is one-third of the recovery. Compensatory damages are not to be awarded to punish the wrongdoer, that would be punitive damages, which are rarely awarded due to the higher burden of proof. The term compensatory damages means actual damages. The injured party must prove actual losses, be they for medical bills, loss of earnings and pain and suffering.

Auto Accident Settlement: Future Damages

An auto accident settlement includes several different types of damages for future losses. Loss of enjoyment of life, future loss of earning capacity, future pain and suffering, and future disability are related but different.  First, lets define these unique types of damages and then fill in how Wisconsin courts have addressed them.

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