How Will Your Average Weekly Wage Impact Your Workers' Comp Payments?
The importance of your average weekly wage cannot be overstated when calculating the amount of benefits you will receive for your workers' compensation claim. The calculation of your average weekly wage plays a significant role in your workers' compensation claim.
In many workers' compensation claims, the average weekly wage is has been calculated incorrectly, often in the favor of the insurance carrier, rather than the injured employee. In many cases, the average weekly wage is calculated without consideration of other compensation received during your employment that is clearly income. Some of these include:
- Overtime earnings
- Bonus paid during the calculation period
Every Dollar Figured Into the Calculation Improves Your Take Home Benefits
After suffering an injury at work you have a right to expect to receive that compensation to which you are entitled under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act. The truth is, you will probably find yourself alone, facing a system that is confusing and frustrating. Don't give up. I am North Carolina workers' compensation and personal injury lawyer Jeffrey G. Scott and I am here to help you.
The workers' comp insurance carrier isn't going to do you any favors by calculating your average weekly wages for you. That's where my 20 years of experience comes in. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Scott, you get the experience of thousands of successful workers' compensation claims behind your initial claim or appeal.
Learn more about your workers' compensation claim by scheduling a free consultation. I will take the time to go over your options and discuss the complex issues that I can help you overcome, including:
- What qualifies as an injury by accident
- Permanent injury status
- When to return to work
- Medical compensation and vocational rehabilitation
- Insurance claims against a third party held liable for your accident
Will your workers' compensation attorney help you get maximum benefits? I will. From my offices in Charlotte, I represent clients throughout the Charlotte metro region and communities throughout the State of North Carolina. Contact me by phone, fax or e-mail today.