Workers compensation benefits vary and change - make sure you are getting paid the right amount.

Workers compensation benefits are usually 2/3 of your average weekly wage, or the average earnings you made at the time you got hurt on the job.  But different states calculate those average wages differently, and each state has a cap or limit on the amount of workers comp benefits you can get each week.

Here's a breakdown of the 2013 maximum compensation rates in our area (D.C., Maryland and Virginia):

     District of Columbia max rate is $1,416.00 per week.

     Maryland max rate is $990.00 per week.

     Virginia max rate is $955.00 perweek.

These change every year.  To look up a specific year of injury, just click maximum workers compensation rates in D.C.

But why is this important?

It shows why workers compensation insurance adjusters try to get people who are legitimately injured in D.C. to file their workers compensation claim in Maryland or Virginia.  It's a trick they use that could cost you hundreds of dollars every week.

Don't fall for this and other insurance company traps, tricks and tactics that will cost you and your family money, limit your right to control your own medical care and delay your recovery - call us at (202) 393 - 3320 to get more information on how you can protect yourself after a serious work injury.