If you miss more than three days, due to a work related injury, you will be eligible to receive wage compensation benefits. Wage loss benefits are calculated from the 4th day, you are unable to work due to the injury. Payment for the first three days missed is only made if you are off work more than two weeks. Your benefits will be two thirds of your average weekly wage up to the maximum amount allowed by law on the date of your injury. Average weekly wage includes: gross wages or salary, commissions, overtime, tips and per diem payments reported to the IRS, reasonable board, value of rent, housing and lodging, and the employee`s cost of continuing the employer`s group health insurance plan.
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