If you are injured on the job in Texas and your employer has Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage, you may be entitled to income benefits in order to provide you substitute income until you are able to return to work. There are also instances where you as an injured employee can return to work with restrictions and be compensated for their difference in wages. Sometimes, as an injured worker you are able to return to work at the same rate of pay, but are unable to work the same amount of hours because of your injury. If this is the case contact The Recalde Law Firm in order to discuss what type of recovery you might be entitled to. At the Recalde Law Firm, we feel it is important that injured employees understand their rights regarding workers’ compensation checks and benefits.
It is important to distinguish which type of benefit there are. There are several type of income benefits, Temporary Income Benefits (TIBs), Impairment Income Benefits (IIBs), Supplemental Income Benefits (SIBs), Lifetime Income Benefits (LIBs) and Death Income Benefits (DIBs). This article will focus on Temporary Income Benefits or TIBS.
Temporary Income Benefits are benefits that are paid on a weekly basis if the injured worker loses all or some of their pre-wages for more than seven days. The amount received is 70% of the injured worker’s average weekly wage (AWW). AWW is an average of your pay the 13 weeks prior to your date of injury. If you are able to return to work with restrictions after your injury then you still may be entitled to partial benefits. To ask questions about your specific situation you should seek the legal advice of the attorneys at The Recalde Law Firm. The purpose of TIBs is to help to sustain you while you recover from your injury. If you are off of work and not receiving benefits or if you are working but earning less than you were before you got injured contact the attorneys at the Recalde Law Firm to see how we might be able to address your situation and help you get the benefits you are entitled to under the law.