How Much Your Body Parts Are Worth in Workers’ Compensation

This new chart comes to us from /r/Visualization on Reddit and provides an eye-opening look into the world of workers’ compensation. Included are the lowest and highest state maximum per body part, as well as the U.S. average and the average for federal employees for each body part.

How much can you get per limb or body part lost on the job? Well, it depends on the state! It turns out you can get wildly different payouts depending on which state you live and work in. A notable and shocking disparity for a lost or maimed hand. In Alabama, the maximum compensation is $37,400, meanwhile, the payout in Nevada is $738,967. The same hand in two different states would pay a whole lot more.

Check out the chart below (created by YourLawyer.com) to learn if your state is among the best or the worst in the nation. I’ll also chart out the full data in a table below the infographic at the bottom of this article for easy reference.

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Here is how each body part breaks down:

Body PartUS AverageFederal Employee AverageHighest State MaximumLowest State Maximum
Arm$169,878$588,647Nevada
$859,634

Alabama
$48,840
Leg$153,221$543,367Nevada
$457,418
Alabama
$44,000
Hand$144,930$460,352Nevada
$738,967
Alabama
$37,400
Thumb$42,432$141,502Kentucky
$195,670
Rhode Island
$13,500
Index Finger$24,474$86,788Oregon
$95,723
Maryland
$6,720
Middle Finger$20,996$56,601Oregon
$93,063
Colorado
$4,987
Ring Finger$14,660$47,167Oregon
$82,420
Colorado
$3,047
Pinky

$11,343$28,300Oregon
$79,959
Massachusetts
$2,065
Foot$91,779$386,771Maryland
$251,802
Minnesota
$26,000
Big Toe$23,436$71,694Oregon
$90,402
California
$6,090
Eye$96,700$301,870Pennsylvania
$261,525
Alabama
$27,280
Ear$38,050$98,108Oregon
$124,991
Colorado
$9,696
Testicle$27,678$98,108Illinois
$73,537
Minnesota
$3,750

Is your state one of the best (or the worst)? Let us know below!

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