Herniated Disc Settlement workers compensation cases occur when a traumatic accident at work or job duties over time cause the nucleus in the center of the disc pushes out of its normal space. The nucleus presses against the annulus, causing the disc to bulge outward. Sometimes the nucleus herniates completely through the annulus and squeezes out of the disc.
Our blog on Herniated Disc Settlement in Wisconsin will focus on workers compensation low back injuries resulting in a herniated intervertebral disc, often involving surgery and permanent work restrictions. We also have extensive experience with neck or cervical disc injuries from both motor vehicle accidents and workplace injuries.
In Wisconsin, a workers compensation herniated disc settlement amount depends on several factors. First, is the injury conceded or denied? Second, is there a surgery involved? Thirdly, are there any permanent work restrictions preventing a return to work. Finally, the money or dollar value of each case or settlement also depends on the injured worker's pay rate and their date of injury. A herniated disc settlement could range from zero in a contested case to six figures in a successful case depending on the facts.