The amount of compensation allowed depends on the nature and seriousness of the injury. Typically, a temporary, total inability to work results in bi-weekly payments roughly approximate to two-thirds of your weekly pre-tax earnings. The maximum amount available is $1066.72 per week, but will be less for those who earn less than $1600.09 per week. Permanent disability generally depends on the degree of disability remaining after the doctor determines the injury has reached maximum medical improvement. The duration of permanent disability benefits is also set by a statutory schedule. These rates vary from year to year.