How are my average weekly wages determined for workers’ compensation?

Your weekly compensation benefits from workers’ compensation insurance are calculated as sixty six and two-thirds percent of your average weekly earnings from the 52 weeks preceding your injury. The wages from the 52 weeks are added together and then divided by 52 to receive an average. That number is then multiplied by about .66. Weeks that you did not work during those last 52 are deducted from the average, and if you have not yet worked at a job for a full 52 weeks, then the weeks you have worked are used to make your average.

If you need help determining your probable weekly compensation or filing for Fayetteville workers’ compensation, contact a Fayetteville’s workers’ comp attorney of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, today at 910-488-1600.