Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to indemnity (wage-loss) benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury. However, there are minimum and maximum adjustments to the benefits provided based on the worker’s income at the time of his or her injury. Every year, the PA Department of Labor and Industry decides what the statewide maximum weekly wage will be by calculating the average weekly wage of all workers throughout the state. This year, the PA Department of Labor and Industry decided thatthe statewide, maximum weekly wage for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2013 will be $917.00 per week, which is an increase of 3.3 percent from last year.
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