Workers Compensation Settlements for Herniated Disc
If you have a herniated disc that you think could be caused by a work injury, it's important to get in touch with an experienced workers' compensation attorney right away. They will answer your questions, handle deadlines that have to be met, and know the next steps you need to take if you're interested in a herniated disc workers' comp settlement.
We've helped thousands of injured workers over the years and are available to answer your questions 24/7. You can call us at 412-394-1000 or fill out the form at the top of the page to get started.
Herniated Discs and Workers' Compensation
Those with jobs that are physically demanding are at a greater risk of experiencing a herniated disc. Repetitive pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, and twisting can all contribute to herniated disc problems.
If you think that a work injury caused your herniated disc, it's important to contact an experienced, board-certified workers compensation attorney to protect your rights and explore your legal options—including a work-related herniated disc settlement.
We're here to answer any legal questions you may have about your herniated disc injury—you can reach out to us 412-394-1000.
What Is the Typical Herniated Disc Settlement Value?
Herniated discs are common, but the severity of the injury can range from person to person. This variation in injury type means that settlement values also vary and are determined on a case-by-case basis.
A few factors will help determine the value of your case. For herniated disc injuries in particular, a medical expert will need to establish that it is a herniated disc as opposed to a ruptured or bulging disc, injuries which may have a lesser settlement value. Procedures such as MRIs and CT scans will help determine the extent of the damage caused by the herniated disc. Furthermore, previous injuries will have to be ruled out as contributing factors in order to properly assess the value of a workers' comp settlement for a herniated disc.
Another thing that has to be closely considered are the physical symptoms caused by the injury and the degree to which they impact your day-to-day life. An experienced work comp attorney will take all of this into consideration when working to determine your herniated disc settlement value.
In short, it's hard to name an exact figure as the average settlement for a herniated disc workers' comp case. There are a lot of moving parts – from the severity of the injury to the impact it has on an injured worker's life. The best way to get a sense of what to expect is to contact a board-certified workers' compensation attorney. We offer free legal consultations and will talk with you about the details of your accident and injury. That's the first step in figuring out what your herniated disc settlement might be.
Is a Herniated Disc Considered a Disability?
Herniated discs are common, but thankfully, most fully heal within six weeks. Some don't, however, and can even get worse over time. If this happens, they can become so painful that people can't take care of themselves.
If a herniated disc becomes an ongoing issue that causes lasting health issues, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
According to the Social Security Administration, you're eligible for disability benefits if your injury:
- Prevents you from working or completing necessary daily tasks (like bathing, dressing, and cooking)
- Lasts for at least 12 months or is expected to result in death
If your herniated disc meets these requirements, you may be eligible for SSD benefits.
Contact a Workers' Compensation Attorney Today
If you’ve suffered a herniated or bulging disc from a work-related injury, the attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates are available 24/7 to answer your legal questions and help with the next steps in pursuing a settlement. Give us a call today at 412-394-1000 or fill out our online form above to get started.