Lost or Reduced Earnings
When you are hurt at work and your ability to earn a living is taken away from you, you are entitled to lost or reduced earnings. There are a lot of things that
can influence how much you receive, and how those earnings are calculated. Each case is different, and the best way to ensure that you receive everything that you
deserve is to get an experienced attorney to help you. Some information regarding lost or reduced earnings is provided below. If you have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact our staff at or Contact@Criscuololaw.com.
Lost or Reduced Earnings Related to Your Workplace Injury
Calculating your potential entitlement to lost or reduced earnings caused by your
workplace injury can be complicated. New York’s workers’ compensation law provides
for various methods of computing your pre-injury weekly wage when you became injured or sick in order to
accurately reflect your pre-injury earning capacity. Securing the most favorable method of calculating your
pre-injury EARNING CAPACITY is essential to winning and maximizing your benefits. Let us help you maximize
your average weekly wage and your benefits.
Lost Wages Caused by Your Workplace Injury of Illness:
Under New York’s workers' compensation law, you are potentially entitled to a maximum of two-thirds of your
pre-injury wages up to the maximum weekly benefit allowed by law as of your injury or illness date. Lost time
awards are potentially payable only if you are out of work for more than seven days because of your injury or illness.
Reduced Earnings Caused by Your Workplace Injury of Illness:
New York’s workers’ compensation law allows you to claim up to two-thirds of the difference between your pre and
post-injury wages if your wages were reduced because of your workplace injury or illness.
Let us help protect and maximize the benefits you are entitled to as an injured worker in New York State.