Family status %
Family status determines the % of wages [wage rate x percentage = time loss rate]
The above % of wages figures are limited for high income earners. There is a dollar maximum per month, which is set for your claim as of your date of injury. For new claims, this maximum changes yearly. For details see http://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Files/SelfIns/ClaimMgt/MaxTimeLossRates.pdf
The % of wages figures don’t apply to persons who earn very low wages. Their time loss rates are set at: http://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Files/SelfIns/ClaimMgt/MinTimeLossRates.pdf
Be sure you pay attention to the L&I order setting your wage rate. Make no mistake about this: the wage rate set in that order, once it becomes final, is the wage rate you will be stuck with, for the life of your claim. If it isn’t right, then timely protest the order in writing and insist the claims manager get it right. Continue to protest or appeal as necessary. If L&I doesn’t get it right, then get a lawyer, before it’s too late.
If you have questions about time loss, contact the office of Washington L&I attorney Chris Sharpe today.
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