If you have been seriously injured on the job and are unable to work, you probably have concerns with how you will now pay your bills. At Jeffers Denver Law, we are experienced in helping you collect the monetary compensation payments through workers’ compensation claims that you deserve.
Lost Wages — Calculating the Amount of Your Wages
Under the Workers’ Compensation Laws in Denver, injured workers are eligible to receive up to 66 and two-thirds percent of their average weekly wage after an accident. This is obtainable as long as your doctor believes that you are unable to work.
Your average weekly wage is calculated by determining the average amount you earned each week during the previous year. If you have not worked for your employer for a year, the law provides other methods to determine how much lost wage benefits you should receive.
There are a number of factors that make calculating your lost wage benefits more difficult. Issues can arise about the amount of wages a person earns over any given week. Jeffers Denver Law will make sure you receive credit for other income including:
- Overtime pay
- Per diem
- Other benefits received “in lieu of wages”
If you are suffering from an injury caused at work, and need to recover lost wages from your workers’ compensation claim, contact an experienced attorney at Jeffers Denver Law today.
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