How is the injured workers’ weekly compensation amount determined?

If you are not working, the amount a workman’s compensation claimant can receive depends on the degree of disability as estimated by medical doctors or chiropractors. Degree of disability is a major area of dispute in compensation cases as insurance company doctors tend to minimize the degree of disability. Often, medical testimony will be taken by deposition to allow the Workers’ Compensation Law Judge to resolve the issue of degree of disability.

If you are totally disabled or 100% disabled — you are entitled to received the highest weekly payment amount, which is 2/3 of your average weekly earnings before your injury.

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