Table of Maximum Weekly Compensation Checks for Injured Employees under the Defense Base Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

If you are an injured employee who qualifies under either the Defense Base Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, you are entitled to receive a weekly compensation check from your employer's insurance company if you are on no work or light duty (when your employer has no light duty).

The amount of an injured employee's weekly compensation check is generally equal to two-thirds (2/3) (that is, approximately 66%) of the employee's average weekly earnings. Regardless of how high the employee's earnings are, however, the weekly compensation check cannot exceed the amount reflected in the table below.

The following is a table reflecting both the maximum and minimum amounts that an injured employee is entitled to receive per week for injuries occurring through September 30 of this year and going back to October 1, 1974.