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Minimum and Maximum Compensation Rates

Range of Compensation for Work-Related Injuries

What is the Maximum Compensation Rate for a Work-Related Injury?

The maximum compensation rate is adjusted every year to account for cost of living increases. The maximum weekly compensation rate for the last ten years is listed below:

  • 2003  $563.55
  • 2004  $577.73
  • 2005  $592.56
  • 2006  $616.48
  • 2007 $645.94
  • 2008 $661.29
  • 2009 $681.36
  • 2010 $689.71
  • 2011 $704.92
  • 2012 $725.47
  • 2013 $743.72

In terms of total disability for 500 weeks, the maximum compensation award for 2013 will be $371,860. Generally, an individual must have earned $48,061 annually ($924.26 weekly) or more during the four quarters immediately preceding the quarter in which an accident occurs in order to be paid at the maximum compensation rate.

The average weekly wage and compensation rate is issued annually on January 1st by the Office of the Executive Director.

What is the Minimum Compensation Rate?

The minimum compensation rate is seventy-five ($75.00) dollars.

 

 

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