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Worker’s Compensation Law Sets The Average Weekly Wage by Statute In Pennsylvania

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Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 105.1, the Department of Labor & Industry has determined that the statewide average weekly wage for injuries occurring on and after Jan. 1, 2012,
shall be $888 per week. For purposes of calculating the update to payments for medical treatment rendered on and after Jan. 1, 2012, the increase in the statewide average weekly wage is 3.5 percent. Under the act, workers suffering a work-related injury are entitled to indemnity (wage-loss) benefits equal to two-thirds of their average weekly wage.

However, there are minimum and maximum adjustments provided in the act, and the benefit rate is set using the annual maximum in place at the time of injury. The maximum is based on the Department of Labor & Industry’s calculation of the statewide average weekly wage.

For a schedule of current and past weekly rates, and for instructions on how to calculate the weekly
rate, visit www.dli.state.pa.us.

Click on “Workers’ Compensation,” then “Claims Information,” then “Statewide Average Weekly Wage.”