Effective January 1, 2021, Pennsylvania has raised the statewide average weekly wage maximum to $1,130.00, with per annum exposure of $58,760.00.
The medium tier for 2021 will be two-thirds of any wage between $1,695.00 and $847.51, resulting in potential exposure between $58,754.12 (high) and $29,381.82 (low).
The lower tier for the average weekly wage will range between an average weekly wage of $847.50 and an average weekly wage of $627.78, with the disability benefit rate within these two average weekly wages equaling $565.00, potentially resulting in yearly exposure of $29,380.00.
For any wages less than $627.77, Pennsylvania applies the 90% rule, such that any wages between $627.77 or less, will result in a potential yearly exposure of $29,379.64, potentially less, predicated on the average weekly wage assigned to a particular Claimant.
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We defend Employers, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, and Third Party Administrators in Workers’ Compensation matters throughout Pennsylvania. We have over 100 years of cumulative experience defending our clients against compensation-related liabilities, with no attorney in our firm having less than ten (10) years of specialized experience, empowering our Workers’ Compensation practice group attorneys to be more than mere claim denials, enabling us to create the factual and legal leverage to expeditiously resolve claims, in the course of limiting/reducing/extinguishing our clients’ liabilities under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
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