Weekly Compensation

General Questions & Answers



What are pre-injury average weekly earnings?

Pre-injury average weekly earnings (PIAWE) is a calculation performed by the insurer which determines an injured workers rate of weekly compensation.

It is the average of the worker’s earnings with the employer prior to injury for up to a period of 12 months.

During the first 52 weeks of weekly compensation, this calculation includes overtime and shift allowances. Other allowances are generally excluded. After 52 weeks of weekly compensation, the calculation is based on ordinary earnings only.

Are weekly compensation payments capped?

Yes. The maximum rate of weekly compensation as at 1 April 2017 is $2084.90.

This rate is indexed every April and October.

What constitutes a week of weekly compensation?

If during any seven day period a worker receives a payment of weekly compensation that constitutes a week, even if the payment is only for a day or a few hours.

What is a deductible amount?

It is the sum of the value of each non-pecuniary benefit that is provided by the employer to or for the benefit of the worker or a family member of the worker.

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