If you’re hurt on the job in Ohio, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation delivers important relief for injured workers, such as medical benefits, wage benefits and vocational rehabilitation coverage.
When you are in line to receive wage benefits, you should know that those are based on your average weekly wage. The first thing that your workers’ compensation attorney will do is help you to make sure that those wages are calculated correctly. That way, you’ll receive the correct amount paid out in the future.
How is the average weekly wage calculated?
Your average weekly wage for workers’ comp is calculated by looking at the wages that you received for the 52 working weeks leading up to your injury. The amount that is determined is used for the life of your claim, no matter how long you receive the benefits that you’re awarded.
Of course, there are people who receive similar wages each week, and there are people who do not. There are some people who won’t have worked the entire year before an injury. A variety of factors can impact how your average weekly wage is determined, so it’s a smart idea to have your attorney take a look if you intend to make a claim. After all, if gaps in employment are included when calculating your wage, you could see fewer benefits than you deserve.
Our website has more information on workers’ compensation and how it affects you in Ohio. With the right support, you can be sure that you’re getting as many benefits as possible and the benefits you do receive are accurate.