The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has released the maximum workers’ compensation rate for injuries suffered in 2024. This is based upon the statewide average weekly wage. For injuries suffered in 2024, the maximum workers’ comp rate will be $1,325.00 per week. This is up from the 2023 maximum rate of $1,273.00.
As with have noted in previous blogs, the rate in effect at the time of the injury is the rate which will remain for that case permanently. Unlike other benefit programs, like Social Security, there is no annual increase for existing injuries, such as cost of living adjustments.
The grid to see the calculation of the workers’ compensation rate from the Average Weekly Wage (AWW) can be found on the website of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. While the calculation of the rate from the AWW is purely mathematical, the calculation of the AWW itself is complicated and should always be checked by an attorney experienced in PA workers’ compensation.