Pennsylvania Releases 2016 Workers’ Compensation Rates
Under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to indemnity (wage-loss) benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury. 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 and Industry’s calculation of the statewide average weekly wage. The maximum rate that would apply would be the rate for the calendar year during which the injury occurred.
The maximum weekly Pennsylvania compensation rate for calendar year 2016 is $978.00. Below are the schedules to calculate what your Pennsylvania workers compensation rate would be based on the range of your earnings for the years 2014 – 2016. The second block represents the weekly compensation rate to be 66 2/3 percent of the employee’s average weekly wage if the average weekly wage falls between $1,467.00 and $733.51. The third block reflects a weekly compensation rate of $489.00 if the employee’s average weekly wage is between $733.50 and $543.33.
The last block is 90 percent of the employee’s average weekly wage if his/her average weekly wage is $543.32 or less.
2014 – 2015 – 2016
If you have questions regarding your Pennsylvania workers compensation rate you should speak with an experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer.