Maximum Workers’ Compensation Rate Established for PA Work Injuries

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has determined the statewide average weekly wage for work injuries on and after Jan. 1, 2012, shall be $888.00 per week. The most an injured worker can receive in weekly compensation is $888.00. For purposes of calculating payments for medical treatment rendered on and after Jan. 1, 2012, the percentage increase in the statewide average weekly wage is 3.5 percent.

Workers’ Compensation Rate Schedules

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Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to indemnity (wage-loss) benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury. However, there are minimum and maximum adjustments provided in the Act, and the benefit rate is set using the annual maximum in place at the time of injury. The maximum is based on the Department of Labor and Industry’s calculation of the statewide average weekly wage. For a Free review to make sure your weekly compensation rate was correctly (often times it is under calculated) calculated (including overtime and bonuses), feel free to contact Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C.