When Will My Benefits Begin And How Much Will They Be?
If you were injured on or after January 1, 1993, your employer will pay you 80% of your aftertax average weekly wage. This is called your compensation rate. There is a limit on how much you can receive. Currently, the maximum benefit you can receive is $524.18 per week. If you were injured prior to January 1, 1993, your employer will pay you 2/3 of your gross average weekly wage.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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