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 and dedicates his practice 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 2016-2019 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or