July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 $904.74
(and each July 1 thereafter the rate will be increased (or decreased!) to 2/3rds of the State Average Weekly Wage.)
The average weekly wage is the number used by the Workers’ Compensation Law to determine your weekly wage replacement benefit, should you need to file a claim. If you are injured and not working due to a work-related accident, then you will be entitled to get a weekly payment which is not a weekly payment for “wage loss.”
It is not your entire actual pay, but a portion. Therefore, figuring out what your average weekly wage is will be the most important factor in determining how much weekly benefits you can receive.
If your average weekly wage is set too low, you could be receiving less benefits than you are entitled to receive when injured. If your average weekly wage is set very high, there is a chance to get you the maximum benefit in workers’ compensation.
The physical pain of a work-related injury is only the beginning of the ‘pains’ that an injured worker experiences when thrown into the New York Workers’ Compensation system. Getting hurt on the job can be a confusing time – you are out of work, your medical bills are racking up, your concerned about how you will pay your rent, mortgage, car payment and more, and you are worried about getting healthy, keeping your job and getting back to work. Knowing how much money you can receive for your lost wages is extremely important.