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I was hurt at work and am getting workers comp benefits but have a second job that I can't do because of my work injury. Will that affect the amount of my workers compensation benefits?

The D.C. Workers Compensation Act allows an injured worker to combine 2 incomes from different employers during the 26 weeks before the employee was injured on the job.  For example, a mechanic who tears a rotator cuff while working on a bus may be paid $1000.00 per week by the bus company.  If he also works at a grocery store part time and earns $200.00 per week at that job, his average weekly wage will be $1,200.00 and his workers compensation benefits, or temporary total disability, will be 2/3 of that, or $800.00 per week.