Re: Settlement and Rating for Fractured Vertebrae's
Ias under the impression, weekly average income was based of a 2/3 52 week average.
Under Colorado law, workers entitled to TTD will receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage during the time they are unable to work.
Calculating Average Weekly Wage
In order to establish the weekly amount of TTD benefits a worker will receive, it must be determined how much the worker made weekly at the time of the injury. This task is easiest if the worker is paid on a weekly basis. Since not all workers are paid on a weekly basis, however, Colorado §8-42-102(2) provides formulas to determine the average weekly wage.
For workers paid monthly, the monthly wage at the time of the accident is multiplied by 12 and divided by 52.
That's not true, every case is unique, everyone heals different.
I was also under the impression from my own research primarily from this great website, that a spine injury is worth 300 weeks and the ratings suggest a rating of a minimum 10% to 20%. Please help me with what is accurate,
They don't give ratings by the type of injury, ratings are based on the degree of impairment.
Only your lawyer can answer that, listen to him.
What is my case worth,....
Your lawyer is paid a percentage of the benefits obtained on your behalf, he has no incentive to low ball you - he's out to get every dime he can.
Whatever you do, do not go against your lawyers advice - he knows the laws better than anyone, do exactly what he says.
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