How is my Average Weekly Wage (“AWW”) determined?

Average weekly wage (AWW) is generally determined by reviewing and average what the injured worker earned on a weekly basis for the year or 12 months prior to the injury. The law provides for a few different methods of averaging the prior earnings. The insurance company will try to calculate the AWW as low as possible, and injured workers’ attorney will calculate the AWW as high he/she can. The higher the AWW is the better for injured workers since the weekly monetary payment rate will increase. Note, since the calculation of the claimant’s AWW is the crucial starting point in determining the amount of money the claimant will get, it is important to consult an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. visit, www.steenberglaw.com

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