Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation wage benefit rates

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.
The following schedules provide the weekly rates from calendar year 1993 to 2008. When referring to the schedules, read down the column for the calendar year during which the injury occurred.

For example, the maximum weekly compensation rate for calendar year 2008 is $807.00. The second block represents the weekly compensation rate to be 66 2/3 percent of the employee's average weekly wage if the average weekly wage falls between $1,210.50 and $605.26.

The third block reflects a weekly compensation rate of $403.50 if the employee's average weekly wage is between $605.25 and $448.33.

The last block is 90 percent of the employee's average weekly wage if his/her average weekly wage is $448.32 or less.

See the wage rate table here.

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