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Full Weekly Wage vs. Average Weekly Wage

It is important that the average weekly wage and full weekly wage are properly calculated in your claim to be certain you are paid the correct amount of workers’ compensation benefits. These are crucial figures in the workers’ compensation system, and it is imperative that you have someone on your side who possesses a strong understanding of such numbers.

Fortunately, Cincinnati workers’ comp attorney Mark L. Newman has more than 30 years of experience in the Ohio workers’ compensation practice area. He understands how to calculate the average weekly wage to make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation. To schedule a consultation, call (513) 533-2009 today or fill out the online intake form that can be found here.

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What is Average Weekly Wage?

The average weekly wage is a benchmark used to pay all workers’ compensation benefits in Ohio.  It is calculated based on your total earnings during the 52 weeks prior to your work-related injury. If you didn’t work every week during the year prior to the injury for reasons beyond your control, such as a layoff or sickness, these weeks may be eliminated from the average weekly wage calculation. 

Mark Newman is very familiar with the laws surrounding Ohio workers’ comp and will make sure your average weekly wage is calculated correctly so you receive the maximum amount of compensation. 

What is Full Weekly Wage?

On the other hand, full weekly wage determines the amount of temporary total compensation in Ohio paid to an injured worker during the first twelve weeks they are off work due to an injury. Full weekly wage, or FWW, is calculated based on the average total of the employee’s wages earned during the six weeks prior to the injury OR the employee’s gross wages earned over the seven days prior to the injury. The FWW is set at whichever calculation method results in a higher amount. 

Contact an Ohio Workers’ Compensation Attorney for More Information

If you were injured at work, having a skilled attorney on your side can help you better understand the workers’ compensation process, including how to calculate the average weekly wage and full weekly wage. Mark L. Newman, a Cincinnati workers’ compensation lawyer, has the experience you need to preserve your rights as a worker and get the full range of benefits and compensation you are entitled to. Give us a call at (513) 533-2009 or fill out our online intake form today to learn more about full weekly wage vs. average weekly wage or to arrange a consultation.

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To learn more about potential workers’ compensation benefits, contact attorney Mark L. Newman today. You can reach us by phone at (513) 533-2009, or via email to schedule your free consultation.

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Mark L. Newman Attorney at Law

3074 Madison Road Suite 2N
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Phone: (513) 533-2009
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