When you get hurt at work and can’t immediately return due to your injuries, how much will you be paid a week? If you are temporarily unable to perform any work, you are entitled to 2/3 of your gross pre-injury average weekly wage (in an accepted case). There must be seven days of disability before benefits are payable. However, if you are disabled more than three weeks, you do receive payment for the first seven days.
If you cannot return to your regular work and are given a light duty job earning a wage lower than your gross pre-injury wage, you can get 2/3 of the difference between your pre-injury wage and the wage currently being earned (subject to marketing/job search requirements if you are not under an award order). The weekly amount paid to you is limited by minimum and maximum rates; currently, the maximum rate $1,043.00, and the minimum rate is $260.75. Wage replacement benefits are payable for a maximum of 500 weeks (unless you are permanently totally disabled). For additional information, please contact us.