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My name is Alex i have a current workers comp claim in illinois

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My name is XXXXX XXXXX have a current workers comp claim in illinois where i was injured in a vehicle accident while working i suffered from back spasms and went to the doctor where i found out i had three bulging disc in my neck i recieved three injections in my neck and they helped somewhat but i have popping in my neck now that the doctor says i will have forever and i have pain still from time to time i was just wondering if at all what i could be looking to recieve in a settlement ballpark figure of course
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lawdoctor replied 6 years ago.
Dear Alex:

Thank you for allowing me to assist you.

I am very sorry to hear of your accident and your neck injury. I have personal experienced in such an injury and my thoughts are with you.

A lot of different factors go into what a reasonable settlement would be in an individual case. First is your age and if you had a pre-existing injury with your neck. Second would be any other contributing factors such as where you at fault in the accident, are there any third party liablity issues out there and many other factors.

If you do not have an attorney, you need to find one. With your injuries, the insurance company is going to say that your bulging disc are pre-existing and thus try to lower your settlement amount. Do not let them cheat you, find an experienced and reputable workers compensation attorney or firm to handle this for you. If you do not know of any attorney, you can seek a referral through the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, they are plaintiffs lawyers that only represent people who are injured.

Here is the weblink for them:

You asked about ball park figures for you case, again, you have not given enough facts to even attempt an educated guess, but here are a couple of links that list settled cases and amounts. Remember these amounts are on cases that have a lot more facts than you see on the site, so these may be a lot lower or a lot higher than the value of your case.

This is not a promotion of these firms, but they are settlements that I found which can give you an idea of your case value. Please understand that these firms put out the best of the best cases for you to see and these are not typical settlement amounts.

Please make sure you find a lawyer to repesent you. They take these cases on contingency so you will not have to pay out of pocket, the fees are from the settlement amount, so it gives the lawyer an incentive to get as much for you as possible.

I wish you the best and Happy New Year.

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Good luck and Godspeed.

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