New York Workers' Compensation Benefit Rates Increase

As of July 1, 2012 the maximum rate for injurys ocurring after that date with be $792.07 per week. This represents an increase over the prior benefit rate of $772.96 per week.

Following the 2007 reforms, maximum benefit rates are now pegged to the State Average Weekly Wage (“SAWW”) and are calculated at two-thirds of the SAWW.

Greg Lois is the managing partner of LOIS LLC, a 21-attorney law firm dedicated to defending employers and carriers in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation claims. Greg is the author of a popular series of "Handbooks" on workers' compensation, and is the co-author of the 2016 & 2017 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or