Average Weekly Wage Calculation

Average weekly wage (AWW) can be a significant factor in determining a carrier’s exposure in a workers’ compensation case in New York because it is the basis for indemnity benefits calculation for the duration of the case.  The compensation rate on a case is two-thirds of the AWW, subject to a statutory cap.

There are several methods for calculating AWW in New York.  New York Workers’ Compensation Law (WCL) § 14 controls, and there is extensive case law from the New York Workers’ Compensation Board …

Continue Reading