Florida Maximum Workers' Compensation Rate, Effective January 1, 2013

                               

Tallahassee, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity1 has determined the statewide average weekly wage paid by employers subject to the Florida Reemployment Assistance Program Law to be $815.75 for the four calendar quarters ending June 30, 2012.

Section 440.12(2), Florida Statutes, expressly provides that, for injuries occurring on or after August 1, 1979, the weekly compensation rate shall be equal to 100 percent of the statewide average weekly wage, adjusted to the nearest dollar, and that the average weekly wage determined by the Agency for Workforce Innovation for the four calendar quarters ending each June 30th shall be used in determining the maximum weekly compensation rate with respect to injuries occurring in the calendar year immediately following.

Accordingly, the maximum weekly compensation rate for work-related injuries and illnesses
occurring on or after January 1, 2013 shall be $816.00.

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