I'm less than 30yr old and Injured my index and middle finger on dominant hand and have had 4 surgeries with possibility of surgeries in the future (when I'm older), maybe joint replacement(s). Doctor says I will have joint problems(arthritis) in the future. Work comp say 25% loss of hand with settlement amount of @ $14000. At time of injury I probly only made around 12.75/hr. The settlement amount seems low to me with all the things I've got to deal with the rest of my life and things that are more difficult to do since the injury. I don't even have the strength with the two fingers to pull the trigger on a circular saw, I had to use my ring figure which is dangerous in itself. I know Illinois figures settlements based on loss of hand and calculates with my wages, but I look at it on how much it's worth and $14,000 just about seems like a drop in the bucket! I'm thinking times that by 3 and that would seem almost reasonable? What do you guys think? What kind of settlement should I expect with open medical in the future?