Many injured workers often wonder how it is determined what they will be paid in compensation. A very important figure in that determination is the injured worker’s average weekly wage (AWW). If the injured worker has been employed for 52 weeks prior to their injury, the calculation is straightforward. The Bureau of Workers Compensation will take the total wages earned for the 52 weeks prior to the injury and combine them. They will then take that total of wages from the prior fifty-two weeks and divided them by fifty-two. That number is then set as the AWW and thereafter used to determine the rate at which various forms of workers’ compensation benefits may be paid.