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

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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.

The Morris Firm, info@themorrisfirm.net, (214)357-1782

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