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Pennsylvania Announces Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Injuries for 2010

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L & I) announced that the statewide average weekly wage for injuries occurring on and after Jan. 1, 2010 would be $845 per week. The average weekly wage for 2009 was $836.

According to the L & I website, under the Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to wage-loss benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury.

How much money you will receive while on workers’ compensation depends on:

  • Whether you are on total or partial disability
  • How long you have been employed by your employer
  • Whether you were working for more than one employer at the time of your injury
  • How much you regularly earn from your employer

There is a maximum rate of compensation recognized by the PA Department of L & I, which may result in the amount you are eligible to receive being capped.


If you’ve been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Contact the offices of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates. We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.