All monetary workers’ compensation benefits are based on a number that is unique to each individual. It is called the “average weekly wage.” It is, in most cases, what the injured worker was making on average per week in the three months or so prior to their injury. Each class of benefits to which one may be entitled depends on this number. Temporary total benefits, temporary partial benefits. permanent impairment benefits and permanent and total disability all depend on the average weekly wage, or a fraction or portion thereof, in their calculation. On a yearly basis, the State also sets a state average weekly wage, which serves as a maximum benefit amount, or cap, if you will, for the benefits received by some injured workers. Because all workers compensation benefits are based on the average weekly wage, it is obviously vitally important to make sure that it's correct.
What Is The Average Weekly Wage Under Maryland Workers Compensation Law?