In a Texas Workers’ Compensation claim, the income benefit rate is calculated from the injured workers’ Average Weekly Wage (AWW). for full time employees, the AWW is calculated by adding up the wages for the thirteen weeks prior to the date of injury. This calculation includes overtime pay, bonuses or any fringe benefit the included in the employment. The employer shall provide a DWC-3 form which provides pecuniary wages and non-pecuniary wages.
If there are not thirteen weeks of income prior to the date of injury, the parties may uses a same or similar employee or a calculation of the weeks worked. Always consult with a person experienced in workers compensation
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