Injured At Work…Does Overtime Play A Role In What Is Paid?

Overtime gets considered when calculating temporary disability benefits.  An injured worker in the state of New Jersey receives medical treatment, temporary disability benefits, and an award for their injury.  What is important is that when calculating what is paid the injured workers overtime is considered.  70% of the gross weekly wage is what a carrier will pay, but carriers sometimes fail to take into consideration overtime wages.  Your gross weekly wage is calculated by looking at the 26 weeks that pre-date an injury, adding those weeks up and dividing by 26 to get the average.  You must make sure that you are being paid correctly.  If you found this informative please like us on Facebook or visit our site at or call 609-771-8611