Cleveland, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Company wants me to come off workman's comp and they will pay me minimum guarantee but I have to pay for my room.

Am a pilot based in Houston and living in Corpus Christi. Hurt shoulder in Feb. and been on wc since. Doctor says I am able to do some light duty, no more than 4 hours per day. Company has been telling me to stay home until today. They want me to come off wc and they will pay me to come to the office for light duty 3 or 4 days a week. They will pay minimum guarantee pay but because Houston is my base, I will be required to pay for my lodging while up there. I am supposed to be getting scheduled for surgery and they said when it gets time for surgery, I will go back on oji. Does this sound right? When flying, we overnight out of base and usually never pay for rooms.

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1 Lawyer Answer

S. Michael Graham

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Your situation is somewhat tricky. I do not think you would need to accept the offer. You should be able to be paid through workers' comp. It would be advisable to contact a workers' comp attorney to discuss your particular situation in more detail.

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