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How much do you get paid under Virginia Workers' Compensation?

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This is a common concern, you should be paid two thirds of your average weekly wage.  In order to figure out what your average weekly wage is you need to take you earnings from the 52 week period before the work accident, drop any weeks where you had no earnings and divide the total earnings by the number of remaining weeks.  Make sure that if you worked overtime that your overtime is considered, for instance if you make $15.00 per hour but you work overtime every other week make sure the insurance company counts that overtime when determining your average weekly wage. If you have not worked for the employer for 52 weeks you can add your earnings for the weeks worked and divide by the number of weeks worked.   

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