Are Bonuses Covered In Your Weekly Workers Compensation Rate of Pay?
Average weekly pay and workers comp
In Indiana, workers’ compensation pay is set at 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage and is capped at $780 a week. When calculating a workers weekly wage, the following are all included:
- employer provided housing,
- other compensation you receive as part of your employment agreement
These are all based upon the 52-week period of time before the date of accident. They are then added together and that sum is divided by 52. Your workers compensation benefit is determined by multiplying that amount by 66 2/3%.
Undercalculating weekly average wages
The attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin see many insurance carriers under-calculating injured workers’ average weekly wages. This results in a lower weekly workers’ compensation pay checks. If you are wondering if you’re receiving the proper amount of workers compensation, contact an experienced workers compensation attorney to help determine what your accurate weekly average wage is. It should include all compensation, not just your hourly wages.
Injured workers should focus on recovery and consult with an attorney
If you’ve been injured at work and are seeking compensation through a workers compensation claim, consult with an experienced workers compensation attorney at Klezmer Maudlin. If you are wondering whether or not your weekly average wages have been properly calculated and if you’re receiving your full workers compensation benefits, we can help you. We care about fighting for the rights of injured persons and workers throughout the state of Indiana. With offices in Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, New Harmony, and Jeffersonville (Louisville, KY), we are well-equipped to handle your case.