PIWEC Calculation

Call now for a free consultation
Available 24/7

Injured? It’s Time to Get Some Answers

Don’t let the insurance adjuster push you around. Request your free consultation today.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Get Help From our Michigan Workers’ Comp Lawyers Today
You’re not alone. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have been called the best in the state, and we pride ourselves on providing you with care, trust, and responsiveness.

WCA calculator shows how little people get from workers’ compensation under 2011 legislative amendments.

PIWECWe have blogged about post injury wage earning capacity (PIWEC) on several different occasions. This is when the insurance company says you are only partially disabled and could find another job.

The problem is that insurance companies make this calculation and it does not matter whether you have actually returned to work. Vocational experts say jobs are available but you are not trying hard enough.

It is hard enough supporting a family on just 80% of wages. Click on the image for a sample PIWEC calculation and see why it devastates Michigan families.

Sample Calculation

Ricky Schneider works as machine operator and earns $15.00 per hour. He suffers a herniated disc in his back while lifting a 100 pound metal object. He must undergo a lumbar surgery and is limited to a sit-down job for the next 6 months.

His employer does not offer this type of employment and submits a claim to its insurance company. Wage loss benefits should equal 80% of his after-tax average weekly wage or $400.05 per week.

The insurance company decides to hire a vocational expert to perform a labor market survey. It is concluded that he could get a minimum wage job paying $8.50 per hour. His new weekly compensation rate will be $128.05 regardless of whether he actually finds new employment.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

Related information:

Own a small business? Demand a refund from workers’ comp!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Author Bio Jeffrey Kaufman

Author
Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
Ricardo Perfetto

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews

Related Blog Posts

Get Help From our Michigan Workers’ Comp Lawyers Today

You’re not alone. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have been called the best in the state, and our clients love how they’re treated with care, respect, and responsiveness. We will give you the time you need, we will explain your legal rights, and we will always treat you with respect.

Our workers’ compensation and Social Security disability lawyers always put your needs first. Get to know your legal team.

Our attorneys post regularly about common issues related to workers’ comp, including common injuries, settlement calculations, laws, and more.

Injured? It’s Time to Get Some Answers

Don’t let the insurance adjuster push you around. Request your free consultation today.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Our attorneys post regularly about common issues related to workers’ comp, including common injuries, settlement calculations, laws, and more.

Our workers’ compensation and Social Security disability lawyers always put your needs first. Get to know your legal team.