Texas Workers’ Compensation: Adding Additional Wages to Average Weekly Wage



Texas Workers’ Compensation benefits are based upon the injured workers’ Average Weekly Wage.  The Average Weekly Wage includes wages from other employers.

Appeals Panel Decision 151496-s dealt with a case where the injured worker failed to provide the information regarding his additional wages.  the carrier argued that the injured worker failed to provide his additional wages in a timely manner.

The Appeals Panel held that there is no deadline to file the DWC-3ME.  The insurance carrier is required to pay benefits retroactively to include all the wages.

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