What is a Workers’ Compensation Statement of Wages?
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Statement of Wages
A Workers’ Compensation Statement of Wages is a document prepared by the Workers’ Compensation Carrier based on your past earnings, the type of employment (seasonal or non-seasonal), and length of employment. Because of these variables, there are various ways to calculate your wage earnings.
The Statement of Wages (SOW) lists the gross income (this is the amount your earn before taxes are deducted from your pay) that you were receiving before your work injury and also lists the workers’ compensation rate that you will receive from the insurance carrier.
It is important to have a lawyer review your Statement Of Wages to make sure that the workers’ compensation carrier made proper calculations for your earnings.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about workers’ compensation through our Workers’ Comp Wednesdays with Kara Curry on 99.9 The Hawk. If you or a loved one has a question regarding your work injury or claim I invite you to contact me via phone (215) 530-7166, email or the form to the right. As a certified workers’ compensation attorney, I am happy to offer free consultations. – Paula Robinson, Esq.