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Arkansas Injured Employee Workers Compensation Benefits

Workers compensation employee benefit information for the State of Arkansas

Arkansas Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Arkansas workers compensation initially provides full medical benefits to an injured Arkansas Worker. Employers liability ends six months after the injury occurred when no time is lost from work, or six months after an injured worker has returned to work, or a maximum of $10,000 has been paid. Time and payment amounts can be extended if the employer waives his rights or the Commission determines there is a need fot an extension.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Arkansas -

  • The injured Arkansas worker must go to the doctor chosen by the employer or its insurance representative.

Arkansas Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • There is a seven-day waiting period before benefits can be paid. When an injured Arkansas worker is out of work for more than 14 days, they will receive compensation even for the first seven days.
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $20.
    • The weekly maximum is $522, 85% of the Arkansas state average weekly wage.
    • Maximum period of payments is 450 weeks.
    • Note:
      • Current Arkansas state average weekly wage is: $614

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $20
    • The weekly maximum is $522, 85% of the Arkansas state average weekly wage.
    • Maximum period of payments is for the length of the disability.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $20
    • The weekly maximum is $392.
    • Note:
      • Non-scheduled injuries have a maximum period of payments of 450 weeks.
      • Non-scheduled injuries maximum amount is $176,400.
      • Special Note:
        • When TTD rate is greater than $205.35 the maximum PPD rate will be 75% of the total disability rate up to the PPD maximum of $392.
        • When TTD rate is less than $205.35 the PPD is calculated at 66 2/3% of the workers average weekly wage up to $154 maximum.
        • Benefits incur a 50% offset after age 65.


  • Arkansas Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

    • Arkansas rules allow benefits to be paid to the surviving dependents of a deceased worker if the fatality occurred as a result of an injury arising out of and in the course of employment.


    Arkansas workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

    • Attorney fees are limited to 25% of indemnity benefits as outlined in statute.

    More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

    http://www.awcc.state.ar.us/employeebasicfacts.html



    Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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