How long do I have to wait to get workers’ compensation benefits after I have been hurt and how much should I be getting per week?
You are entitled to medical benefits immediately. If you miss more than 5 days of work then you are also entitled to compensation while you are off work. You will generally be entitled to 2/3rds of your average weekly wage up to the state maximum for that year. The state maximum for an injury occurring in 2013 is $449.12. Figuring out your average weekly wage is not always an exact science but it should be fair to the worker. It includes wages, overtime, mileage, per diem’s, housing or any other form of compensation averaged over the previous year prior to...Continue reading