Adequacy Of Earnings Replacement In Workers' Compensation by H. Allan Hunt

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Such losses, which are rarely compensated under workers’ compensation statutes, may nevertheless constitute a major change in the lifestyle or economic status of the injured worker and his or her family. Noneconomic Losses In addition to wage stream interruption and specific monetary losses, injured workers may suffer a variety of other losses resulting from occupational injuries and illnesses. These noneconomic losses are generally more subjective in nature than the economic losses discussed earlier.

This could be thought of as an implicit “deductible” provision for injured workers, although it is usually retroactively reimbursed if disability continues beyond a certain number of days. Third, weekly benefits are always limited by an externally determined maximum benefit, most often connected to the state’s average earnings level. Nearly half of the states set this maximum benefit rate at 100 percent of the state’s average weekly wage. The result is that higher-paid workers receive a lower percentage replacement of gross wage losses than lower-wage workers.

This decline continued through 2000 in most jurisdictions and has not been satisfactorily explained. Benefit replacement formulae were not generally changed during this period, although there were a few exceptions. Similarly, benefit maxima were not reduced; most of these are now tied to the state average weekly wage as the commission recommended. However, there were a few states that reduced the maximum number of weeks for TTD, which can affect benefit adequacy for longer duration cases. ” Overall, it would be fair to say that the thrust of workers’ compensation amendments during the 1990s was to reduce system costs through a variety of benefit reductions, coverage limits, and administrative efficiencies.

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