Missouri Workers Compensation and 2016 Average Weekly Wage Rates
2016 Wage Rates Missouri Workers Compensation
The State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) used to determine maximum workers’ compensation benefits for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 is $867.88.
This SAWW produces the maximum weekly benefit rates for injury and illness occurring on or after July 1, 2016, as follows:
Temporary Total Disability $911.27
Permanent Total Disability $911.27
Permanent Partial Disability $477.33
The actual weekly wage rate necessary to attain the maximum benefit rate is $1366.91 for Death, Temporary Total Disability and Permanent Total Disability and $716.00 for Permanent Partial Disability.
Also, as of July 1, 2016, the mileage allowance for travel expenses is 51 cents per mile.
Remember if you are hurt at work TELL YOUR BOSS! The first thing you must do is report your workplace injury to your employer. If at all possible do so before you seek treatment for the injury. I speak with people all the time who don’t report the injury and 6 months later are still having problems that require treatment. There is little that can be done at this point usually.
This notice must be given in writing, and should include your name; the date, time, and place of your injury; and a request for a response.
You also must report your injury within 30 days in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However every day that you wait will be used by the employer’s insurance company to try to claim this was not a work related injury.
Missouri Workers Compensation 2016 State Average Weekly Wage Maximums
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