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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

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Wage of Enlightenment 

On July 24, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time, the Division of Workers’ Compensation will offer a free webinar to instruct system participants on the usage and correct completion of the DWC Form-003 Employer’s Wage Statement.  Adjusters, employers, and attorneys are invited to attend and earn an hour of general education credit. Those interested may register here.

The DWC Form-003 is (spoiler alert!) essential for establishing an injured worker’s average weekly wage and, by extension, the rates for income benefits to follow.  No word on the precise topics to be covered in the program, but some suggestions would include:
•    Why is the DWC-003 required?
•    To whom is it then sent?
•    What is considered a non-pecuniary wage?
•    How should wages paid on a biweekly basis be recorded?
•    What if the injury occurred in the middle of the week?
•    Or if the injured worker was not employed for thirteen weeks?
•    Can I get Glenda in H.R. to do this, or do I have to?