What Percentage of Salary Does Workers’ Compensation Pay?

What Percentage of Salary Does Workers' Compensation Pay

What Percentage of Salary Does Workers’ Compensation Pay?

I often get questions from injured workers asking what percentage of salary for work comp pay if injured on the job and eligible to receive workers’ compensation income benefits.  There are several variables that determine the percentage an injured worker will receive from their employer but this is the general formula.

1. The average of your weekly wages for the 13 weeks prior to your date of accident is calculated
2. This amount is multiplied by 2/3
3. This is your weekly compensation rate (subject to a maximum of $500 for injuries before 7/1/13 and $550 for injuries after that date)
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Beth Gearhart is a workers' compensation attorney representing injured workers in Georgia. Gearhart Law Group is a law firm focused entirely on workers' compensation based in Atlanta, GA. Beth Gearhart is a work comp lawyer who represents her clients' needs, and she is often considered one of Georgia's best workers' compensation lawyers. Beth is unique in Georgia work comp because she represented insurance companies for over a decade to learn their practices before switching sides to help fight for the rights of injured workers. Beth is also different because she listens to her clients and truly cares about their cases. If you need a Georgia work comp lawyer, contact Beth Gearhart at Gearhart Law Group.