The average workers’ compensation settlement in California is two-thirds of your pre-tax pay.

If you were recently injured on the job in California, you may be wondering how much your potential workers’ comp settlement is going to be. After all, you want to make sure you have the money you need to cover your bills while you’re out of a job.

Here’s some more information on the average settlement.

The Average Workers’ Comp Settlement

In California, the average workers’ compensation settlement is two-thirds of your pre-tax wages. Research shows that the typical amount is between $2,000 and $20,000.

Factors That Determine Your Workers’ Comp Settlement

There are some different factors that will determine how much of a settlement you receive. The severity of your injury is the number one deciding factor. For instance, if you suffered from back pain, your settlement would be much lower than if you experienced a traumatic brain injury that could affect you for the rest of your life. That’s because the latter may require lifelong care, while the former could be treated within a few weeks or months.

How you reported the injury could also factor in. For example, if you took days to report your injury and/or you never got it in writing, you’re going to have a harder time securing a settlement. Additionally, how consistent you were with your treatment is critical. If you failed to show up to doctors’ appointments, then it communicates to the insurance company that your injury isn’t that serious — even if it is. But if you went to all your appointments and were vigilant about your care, then it shows that your injury is serious and you need help.

Contacting Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc.

If you got injured at work, then reach out to the workers’ comp attorneys at Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc. at (916) 444-0321 for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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