New Louisiana Injured Worker Compensation Weekly Amounts Effective Sept. 1

August 13, 2019

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration has published the new weekly minimum and maximum compensation rates for injured workers that are effective Sept. 1.

The new maximum amount is $688 a week and the new minimum is $183. The OWCA said the average weekly wage is $916.85. Mileage reimbursement, which was effective on July 1, is set at 58 cents per mile.

The minimum and maximum compensation rates have been raised compared with the current rates that expire on Aug. 31, 2019. The current rates are set at a maximum of $665 per week and $177 per week, with an average weekly wage set at $886.38.

The new rates are effective Sept. 1, 2019, through Aug. 31, 2020.

The OWCA noted that actual wages should be paid if wages are less than the minimum amount.

Source: LWC-OWCA

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