Workers' Compensation

How is my pay calculated?

Your weekly checks – if you’re totally out of work – are called temporary total disability checks (TTD). If you think about it this makes sense… it isn’t permanent but you are completely out of work. These TTD check are two-thirds of your average weekly wage (AWW, and subject to maximum amounts for any given year). You’re AWW is the average of what you earned over the last 52 weeks with that employer taking into account overtime, bonuses, absences of less than a week, raises, etc. It’s extremely common for an insurance company to set your AWW at your base pay and ignore any overtime, per diems, etc. But it’s critical to get this figure right. It’s the key to your entire claim. With that in mind, it may not be wise to trust the adjuster to correctly determine the amount.

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