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Jan 29, 2018

2018 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced the 2018 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2018, the maximum compensation rate is $1,025.00 per week, which represents a 3% increase.

If you have any questions about this post or other workers’ compensation issue, please contact me at bhollenbach@nmmlaw.com. » Read More

Dec 27, 2016

2017 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced the 2017 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation.  For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2017, the maximum compensation rate is $995.00 per week, which represents a 1.7% increase.

For information related to workers’ compensation issues, please contact me at bhollenbach@nmmlaw.com. » Read More

Jan 08, 2016

2016 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced the 2016 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2016, the maximum compensation rate is $978.00 per week, which represents a 2.9% increase.

For information related to workers’ compensation issues, please contact me at bhollenbach@nmmlaw.com. » Read More

Jun 13, 2014

Overpayment of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Recoupment of an overpayment of workers’ compensation benefits to a claimant due to his receipt of offsetable benefits is not barred by equitable principles.  In the recent case of City of Pittsburgh v. W.C.A.B. (Wright), No. 329 C.D. 2014, the Commonwealth Court held that the judge erred in concluding that an employer must overcome a presumption of prejudice whenever it wishes to recoup an overpayment of offsetable benefits.  » Read More

Feb 28, 2014

Employee Verification Forms Must Be Completed!

Proper completion of Employee Verification Forms does matter for purposes of workers’ compensation.  In the recent case of McCafferty v. W.C.A.B. (Trial Technologies, Inc.), No. 208 C.D. 2013, the Commonwealth Court held that Form LIBC-760, “Employee Verification of Employment, Self-Employment or Change in Physical Condition,” must be dated by the claimant.  » Read More

Jan 13, 2014

2014 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently determined the 2014 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2014, the maximum compensation rate is $932.00 per week, which represents a 1.6% increase.  If you have any questions about this or any other workers’ compensation related issues, please email me at bhollenbach@nmmlaw.com. » Read More

Jan 05, 2012

2012 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced the 2012 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2012, the maximum compensation rate is $888.00 per week, which represents a 3.5% increase. This increase is the largest percentage increase since 2009. » Read More

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