Every year, the Maryland workers’ compensation rates are adjusted for inflation. For 2015, the rates are as follows:
- Temporary Total Disability – 2/3 of the average weekly wage, not to exceed $1005/week
- Permanent Partial Disability – 2/3 of the average weekly wage, not to exceed $1005/week
The rate increased from $998 to $1005. The average worker sees very little increase in pay every year, hence the very small increases in salary. As medical costs and education costs increase at multiples of the rate of inflation, salaries in the middle class go nowhere. Another example of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Overall, the benefit limit moves up from $67,223 to $67,695.
Calculating How Much Permanent Partial Disability
There are three tiers of injuries:
- First tier – Less than 75 compensable weeks (Minor disability)
- Second tier – 75-249 compensable weeks
- Third Tier – 250 or more compensable weeks of compensation
- First tier pays one-third of the injured workers’ AWW, not to exceed $168 per week. (Up from $167 per week in prior year.)
- Second tier pays two-thirds of the injured workers’ AWW, not to exceed $335 per week (Up from $333 per week in prior year.)
- Serious disability pays two-thirds of the injured workers’ AWW, not to exceed $754 per week (Up from 749 per week in prior year.)
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All the details about 2015 workers’ compensation rates in Maryland can be found here.