Effective January 1, 2017, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $817.00. The amount of $817.00 applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after the date of January 1, 2017. This amount equals 100 percent of the state average weekly wage as determined by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.
The previous minimum weekly income benefit levels will continue to apply to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring during their effective dates, and this amount remains at $49.00.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation benefit increase, please don’t hesitate to contact a Baylor Evnen Workers’ Compensation attorney at 402.475.1075.