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Policy CL-35 - Average Weekly Earnings

Effective Dates

January 1, 1993 to December 31, 1999



General Information

A worker who is absent from work due to a compensable disability is entitled to compensation for loss of earnings, which usually takes the form of periodic payments, commonly referred to as "wage loss benefits". As a starting point in the calculation of how much a worker will receive in the event of a work-related injury, a wage rate is established by reference to the average weekly earnings of the worker at the time of or preceding the injury.