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Category Archives: Average Monthly Wage

Notices of Average Monthly Wage

One of the most important things we do as workers compensation attorneys is make sure that the injured worker’s “average monthly wage” (AMW) has been set correctly.  This is important because all compensation that an injured worker receives in their claim is based on the AMW. There are various methods of calculating the AMW.  The presumptive method is...

Maximum Average Monthly Wage for 2012

The Industrial Commission of Arizona has calculated the maximum average monthly wage for work injuries occurring in calendar year 2013 at $4,185.78.  This is a 74% increase in the maximum wage since 2007.  In 2006 a group of attorneys who represent injured workers in Arizona lobbied at the state legislature for an increase in the...

Workers’ Comp. Tip of the Day

To anyone bringing in significant income from tips, commissions, or bonuses, KEEP GOOD RECORDS in the event that you are one day injured and have to pursue a workers’ comp case! You see, many times servers and bartenders and other workers who bring in significant income from tips end up experiencing improper wage calculations and...