Not Legal Advice: Workers compensation settlements will vary by state since each state has its own workers compensation act and administrative body. Also, no two injuries are the same; this will also cause a variance in settlement.
One example settlement in Illinois for an inguinal hernia that was suffered at work paid $14,000. Another paid about $13,300 to an employee that had also suffered an inguinal hernia at work that was caused by lifting.
Some inguinal hernias suffered on the job do not meet the requirements for workers compensation insurance benefits. Such a case could involve a previous condition or predisposition being more at fault for the hernia than the work being performed.