How much will Workmans Comp pay me?
The amount of workers' compensation benefits you receive in Texas depends on your average wages for the 13 weeks preceding your injury date. Workers comp will take the average of the last 13 weeks of wages prior to your injury date to determine whats called, average weekly wage.
In Texas, most workers' compensation benefits fall into two categories:
Temporary Income Benefits (TIBs) TIBs are benefits paid to employees who are unable to work due to a job-related injury or illness. The amount of TIBs you receive is based on your average weekly wage and the length of time you are unable to work. In Texas, TIBs are typically paid at a rate of 70% of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum of $1,112 per week for calendar year 2023.
Impairment Income Benefits (IIBs) IIBs are benefits paid to employees who have a permanent impairment as a result of a job-related injury or illness. The amount of IIBs you receive is based on your impairment rating, which is determined by a doctor, and the number of weeks of benefits you are entitled to receive. In Texas, IIBs are typically paid at a rate of 70% of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum of $778 per week for calendar year 2023.