The amount of wage loss benefits paid is roughly two-thirds (2/3rds) of the worker’s average weekly wage.
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To recover wage loss benefits for a work injury, the employee must be off work for seven (7) days. The amount of wage loss benefits paid is roughly two-thirds (2/3rds) of the worker’s average weeklywage. The Workers’ Compensation Act provides for a maximum benefit rate which is adjusted yearly. The maximum weekly benefit rate is as follows:
The calculation of the average weekly wage should include bonus pay and vacation pay. (See Statement of Wages, Form “3”)
Workers’ Compensation benefits can be received for partial disability if an employee returns to work and is earning less than his pre-injury average weekly wage.
Wage loss benefits are calculated in a document titled “Statement of Wages”. The injured employee must receive this document within 21 days of acceptance of the claim. Always review this document for accuracy.
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