The percentage of your average weekly wage (AWW).

Your wage statement will be used to calculate the amount of your weekly compensation benefits. For scheduled injuries, workers are owed two-thirds of their AWW, but the percentage of AWW for unscheduled injuries may vary.

Dependency benefits.

Dependents of workers who are considered totally disabled due to a work injury may collect an additional $15 per dependent each week. However, the injured worker’s compensation rate plus the amount of dependency benefits cannot be more than 80% of the worker’s total AWW.

Death benefits.

If the work-related injury results in an employee’s death, surviving relatives may collect weekly payments of $40 per dependent in addition to the deceased employee’s weekly benefits. Weekly death benefits will be paid based on the greater of the worker’s wages at the time of death or the rate paid based on total incapacitation.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.