Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.You ask:
How much is a good settlement for a head, neck and back injury on the job? Answer:
Depends...depends on several factors. The two main factors will be damages (how much has it cost so far and will it cost in the future) and liability (who is at fault for this and is it covered by workers compensation
The damages are the most important...how much? How much will it cost to treat this injury? How much have you paid so far and what can you be expected to pay...and what is the potential that this will limit your ability to earn income in the future.
You settlement is a "one shot" deal...you need to reach a settlement that covers not only current costs, but all future costs.
So the start is to determine what this will cost you all together....then you have some idea of what to ask for. Obviously the more injured you are, the more you are going to ask for.
Liability is the other issue here...if this is covered by workers comp...then your ability to sue and collect is limited...so you ability to negotiate a settlement is also limited.
But if workers comp does not apply, and the employer is liable (it happened on the job and was their fault), then you stand a better chance to win a lawsuit...so you can ask for more money.
Let me know if you have more questions