Average maximum compensation for injury at work in the United States as of March 5, 2015, by body part (in U.S. dollars)

Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$49 per month*
(billed annually)
*Single license
Loading statistic...
Compensation in U.S. dollars

© Statista 2017

Download Settings Share
Chart type
Share on Social Media
Description Source More information
This statistic depicts the average maximum compensation for injury at work in the United States as of March 5, 2015, by body part. This permanent partial injury benefit compensates workers who suffered a health damage but still can work. The maximum average compensation for an employee who damaged one arm at work in the United States amounted to approximately 169.88 thousand U.S. dollars as of March 2015.
Show more
Release date
March 2015
United States
Survey time period
March 5, 2015
Supplementary notes
ProPublica researched laws for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act to calculate the maximum benefit injured workers can receive for the total loss or amputation of various body parts. Researchers then checked their calculations with state officials, attorneys and judges in those states. The benefit, often known as “permanent partial disability,” is in addition to temporary wage-replacement benefits and is intended to compensate workers who’ve suffered severe injuries, but can still work in some capacity. Because these are usually the maximums, most injured workers receive less. For more information on the methodology please follow this link.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Unintentional injuries and accidents in the United Kingdom (UK)"

  • Work-related injuries
The most important statistics
  • Road traffic accidents
The most important statistics
  • Accidents in the home
The most important statistics

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money



per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions