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Workers Comp Terms

Average Weekly Wage (AWW) - This is your average amount of weekly wages in the 13 weeks before your injury date. Weekly benefits are determined by a percentage of this number.

Impairment Rating - This is a percentage of permanent physical disability to a part of your body resulting from a work injury. For example, an impairment rating of 10% related to an injury to your back results in 40 weeks of disability.

Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) - This term is basically the point when your medical condition from the work injury is as good as it is going to get.