In the case of Tiffany A. Aronoff v. Department of Corrections, the claimant contracted Covid-19 in their place of work. The employer agreed to compensate the claim but the two parties disputed over the average weekly wage (AWW).
The employer and claimant confirmed that the claimant had worked for 13 weeks prior to the incident. The claimant received a raise in this period and claimed that both the raise and her accrued paid time off should be calculated in the AWW.
The JCC disagreed with the claimant’s argument. It was determined that the AWW would only be based on the employee’s actual earnings during the 13 weeks before the accident.
Claim for recalculation of AWW DENIED
Claim for TTD/TPD/PICA DENIED
Petition for benefits DISMISSED