Florida Determines Cap on Workers’ Compensation Weekly Wage Benefits for 2007
An injured worker in Florida is only entitled to two-third of his average weekly wage over the 13-weeks prior to the work injury. However, according to Florida’s workers’ compensation law, the maximum weekly compensation rate for work-related injuries and illnesses shall be equal to 100 percent of the statewide average weekly wage, rounded to the nearest dollar.
The Agency for Workforce Innovation has determine that the statewide average weekly wage paid by employers subject to the Florida Unemployment Compensation Law to be $724.23 for 2006. Accordingly, the maximum weekly compensation rate for work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2007 shall be $724.00.
This means that even if two-thirds of an injured worker’s average weekly wage exceeds $724.00, they are limited to just $724.00 per week if injured in a Florida work accident.
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