Workers' Compensation Weekly Benefit Rates Set For 10/1/2008 -
Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - In accordance with
Sections 408.047 and 207.002 of the Texas Labor Code, the workers' compensation state
average weekly wage for Fiscal Year 2009 is set at $750 and is effective for dates of
injury from October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.
Under House Bill 7, passed by the 79th Legislature, the workers' compensation state
average weekly wage for Fiscal Year 2008 is equal to 88 percent of the average weekly wage
in covered employment as computed by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The workers'
compensation state average weekly wage for Fiscal Year 2008 was $712.
The workers' compensation state average weekly wage is used to calculate maximum and
minimum weekly workers' compensation benefit amounts. A table showing maximum and minimum
weekly benefit amounts for injuries that occurred on or after January 1, 1991 is available
on the Texas Department of Insurance website at http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/
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