Injured New York Workers Will have an Increase in the Maximum Benefit Rate July 1, 2013

increasing line chartThere is good news for injured workers in New York. If you have a work accident or are diagnosed with an occupational disease after July 1, 2013, the maximum possible benefit, which is linked to the Average Weekly Wage is receiving a slight bump. Benefits for both total and partial disabilities will increase from $792.07 to $803.21 under the New York State Worker’s Compensation law as of July 1, 2013.

It is of course the job of the New York legislature to set the maximum compensation rate. Over the last several years the average weekly wage has slowly been increased. Before 2007, the last average weekly wage increase occurred on July 1, 1992. At that time the average weekly wage maximum total rate was raised to $400. It stayed at that rate until June 30, 2007, before it was raised to $500. If your date of injury occurred after July 1, 1992, the chart below will give you the information necessary to determine what your benefit rate is for a total and partial disability under the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law.

Date of Accident                           Weekly maximum/partial Workers Comp indemnity payments

July 1, 1992-June 30, 2007             $400

July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008            $500

July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009            $550

July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010             $600

July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011              $739.83

July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012               $772.96

July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013               $792.07

July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014               $803.21

For further information about filling your Syracuse Workers Comp Claim, please do not hesitate to contact me.

David B. Snyder, Esq.

6876 Buckley Road ‘

Syracuse, NY 13212



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