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2013 Statewide Workers' Compensation Average Weekly Wage Announced By Pennsylvania

Posted Scott B. Cooper on Jan 07, 2013 in News


Posted on Jan 07, 2013

Pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Act, Section 105.1, the Department of Labor & Industry has determined the statewide average weekly wage for injuries occurring on and after Jan. 1, 2013, shall be $917.00 per week. For purposes of calculating the update to payments for medical treatment rendered on and after Jan. 1, 2013, the percentage increase in the statewide average weekly wage is 3.3 percent.

Workers' Compensation Rate Schedules

 
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 2008 to 2013. 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 2013 is $917.00. 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 $1,375.50 and $687.76.
 
The third block reflects a weekly compensation rate of $458.50 if the employee's average weekly wage is between $687.75 and $509.44.
 
The last block is 90 percent of the employee's average weekly wage if his/her average weekly wage is $509.43 or less.

2011 - 2012 - 2013

Maximum: $858.00
01/01/11
$1,287.00
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. 66 2/3%
$643.51
$643.50
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. $429.00
$476.67
$476.66
or Image of arrow pointing to figures. 90%
Less
Maximum: $888.00
01/01/12
$1,332.00
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. 66 2/3%
$666.01
$666.00
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. $444.00
$493.33
$493.32
or Image of arrow pointing to figures. 90%
Less
Maximum: $917.00
01/01/13
$1,375.50
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. 66 2/3%
$687.76
$687.75
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. $458.50
$509.44
$509.43
or Image of arrow pointing to figures. 90%
Less

2008 - 2009- 2010

Maximum: $807.00
01/01/08
$1,210.50
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. 66 2/3%
$605.26
$605.25
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. $403.50
$448.33
$448.32
or Image of arrow pointing to figures. 90%
Less
Maximum: $836.00
01/01/09
$1,254.00
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. 66 2/3%
$627.01
$627.00
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. $418.00
$464.44
$464.43
or Image of arrow pointing to figures. 90%
Less
Maximum: $845.00
01/01/10
$1,267.50
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. 66 2/3%
$633.76
$633.75
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. $422.50
$469.44
$469.43
or Image of arrow pointing to figures. 90%
Less

Have you been denied workers’ compensation benefits or been pressured to settle your worker’s compensation claim? Contact a Pennsylvania worker’s compensation attorney at Schmidt Kramer. The toll free number is 888-476-0807 or locally dial 8 at 717-888-8888 and the consultation is free. Alternatively, you may wish to download the book Who Pays the Bills When You Are Injured at Work? for additional information.

 

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