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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Weekly Wage for 2021 Announced

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Earlier this year, the Department of Labor & Industry announced that the average weekly wage for workplace injuries that occur in Pennsylvania in 2021will be $1,130 per week. For help determining how the new schedule could affect your own wage loss benefits, please call an experienced Pennsylvania 2021 wage loss benefits lawyer today.

2021 Workers’ Compensation Rate Schedule

How much a person can collect in wage loss benefits after a workplace injury is partly dictated by the maximum put in place by the Department of Labor & Industry every year, which in turn is based on the statewide average weekly wage. As we mentioned previously, the new maximum weekly wage for 2021 workers’ comp purposes in Pennsylvania is $1,130 per week. Under this schedule, those whose average weekly wage falls between $1,695 and $847.51 could collect an amount that is equal to two-thirds of their average weekly wage. Employees who earned between $847.50 and $627.78, on the other hand, could collect a flat rate of $565, while those who earn less than $627.77 or less could receive a check totaling 90 percent of their average weekly wage.

2020 Workers’ Compensation Rate Schedule

In 2020, the maximum amount of compensation that an injured employee could collect for injuries that occurred after January 1, 2020 was $1,081 per week. This means that injured parties whose weekly wages were above $1,621 last year, could collect no more than this amount per week. If, on the other hand, a person earned between $810.76 and $1,621.50, he or she could collect an amount that is equal to two-thirds of his or her average weekly wage. Injured employees who earned wages of between $600.56 and $810.75, on the other hand, would be entitled to a flat rate of $540.50 a week. Finally, those whose pre-injury average weekly wages were $600.55 or less could collect an amount equal to 90 percent of their average weekly wage.

2019 Workers’ Compensation Rate Schedule

Employees who sustained injuries in 2019 can collect a maximum of $1,049 per week. However, this maximum only applies to those whose average weekly wage exceeded this amount. Otherwise, an injured employee could expect to collect based on the following schedule:

  • Two-thirds of his or her average weekly wage for those whose weekly wage falls between $1,573.50 and $786.76,
  • A weekly compensation rate of $524.50 for those whose wages were between $786.75 and $582.78; or
  • 90 percent of his or her pre-injury average weekly wage for those whose wage falls below $582.77 or less.

2018 Workers’ Compensation Rate Schedule

The maximum weekly compensation rate for 2018 in Pennsylvania was $1,025. Otherwise, those who earned between $1,537.50 and $768.76 before their injury will be entitled to two-thirds of their average weekly wage. Those who earn between $768.75 and $569.44, on the other hand, could collect a flat rate of $512.50. Finally, individuals whose weekly wage was under $569.43 would be eligible for wage loss benefits in an amount that is equal to 90 percent of their average weekly wage.

Call Today for Help with Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you were hurt on the job and need help seeking wage loss benefits, please contact dedicated Pennsylvania 2021 wage loss benefits lawyer Keith Figured at the Figured Law Firm by calling 570-954-9299 to learn more about filing a workers’ comp claim.

Resource:

dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Compensation/WC/claims/Pages/Statewide-Average-Weekly-Wage-(SAWW).aspx

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