How is the average weekly wage (AWW) determined under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)?

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In your Longshore or Defense Base Act claim, your average weekly wage is comprised of 52 weeks worth of wages prior to your accident. If you worked for more than one employer during that period, you’re gonna wanna make sure you advise your attorney so that they can collect those wages and include them in your average weekly wage. Fringe benefits, holiday and vacation, royalties, those are all additional money’s that can be included and should be included in your average weekly wage.