February 12, 1997
to August 30, 2001
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.