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Payment of Partial Benefits for General Injuries

§ 53.48

Payment of Partial Benefits for General Injuries

(a) When a carrier believes that a claimant is no longer entitled to temporary total benefits because the claimant has returned to work, or has been released to return to without restrictions, the carrier shall:

(1) initiate payment of partial benefits based on a determination of the claimant's lost wage earning capacity, either periodically or in a lump sum; and

(2) file the appropriate notice with the board.

(b) If the carrier fails or refuses to comply with this section, the claim shall be set for a hearing on the board's next available formal hearing docket.

The provisions of this § 53.48 adopted to be effective January 1, 1990, 14 TexReg 6673.

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