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I was hurt at work. How much will workers compensation pay me?

If you are injured on the job and are unable to work you will be entitled to indemnity, or wage loss, benefits of approximately two-thirds of what you were earning.  The precise amount will be determined by taking the highest three of the last four quarters of your earnings to calculate your average weekly wage.  If you make below a certain amount (for example $517.77 in 2014), you will be entitled to 90 per cent of your average weekly wage.  Below is a chart of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Rate Schedule for the years 2009-2014.  To see how much your workers' compensation benefits would be, look to see where your average weekly wage falls in the year you were injured, and you can determine your workers compensation rate.

Workers' Compensation Rate Schedules

2012 - 2013 - 2014

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
Maximum: $932.00
01/01/14
$1,398.00
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. 66 2/3%
$699.01
$699.00
   Image of arrow pointing to figures. $466.00
$517.78
$517.77
or Image of arrow pointing to figures. 90%
Less
 

2009 - 2010- 2011

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
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
 

Source:Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

 

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If you or a loved one have been hurt at work and have questions about how much you are entitled to receive for your work injury – contact Norfleet and Lafferty to speak with our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers today.  Our Central Pennsylvania workers compensation attorneys in Harrisburg, York and Lemoyne will answer all of your questions and lead you through the complex workers’ compensation process.  Call (717) 737-7574 or fill out our case evaluation form.

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