Florida Workers' Comp Maximum Weekly Benefit Level Goes Up to $971
The maximum weekly disability benefit for injured workers in Florida will go up by $31 next year, based on an increase in the state's average weekly wage, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation announced.
The maximum benefit in Florida is set by law at 100% of the average weekly wage. The average weekly wage is determined by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The weekly wage rose from $939 in 2018 to $971 for 2019. Therefore, the maximum weekly workers’ compensation benefit will rise to that amount starting Jan. 1, 2020.
The maximums for the past 10 years are:
- 2019: $939.
- 2018: $917.
- 2017: $886.
- 2016: $863.
- 2015: $842.
- 2014: $827.
- 2013: $816.
- 2012: $803.
- 2011: $782.
- 2010: $772.
The maximum level in Florida has risen every year since 1951, while the minimum has stayed the same since 1972, according to the division. The minimum weekly benefit for injured workers in Florida will remain at $20.
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About Kimberly Syfrett
As a managing partner at Syfrett, Dykes & Furr, Attorney Kimberly “Kim” Syfrett has a long history of helping injury victims seek compensation after workplace accidents. Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims, she can take on any cases involving Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, and VA Benefits. A committed advocate for justice, she is also an active board member and officer of Florida Workers’ Advocates (FWA).