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What rate of maintenance should I get paid?

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A lot of our clients ask what rate of maintenance they should be getting a day. “Should my company pay me $8.00 in maintenance, $15.00 in maintenance, $25.00 in maintenance?” The actual amount that you should be getting in maintenance a day is what it costs for you to pay your bills while you’re on land recovering from your injury.

A Common Rate of Maintenance

Now I’m going to tell you that a lot of companies will unilaterally pay $8.00 to $10.00 to $15.00 to $20.00 a day. That is usually not the proper rate of maintenance they should be paying you. What you should do is write out all of your bills, your electricity, your food, your living expenses, send that to your company and make a demand for them to pay you what it takes for you to live on land. To help you out, we’ve made a Maintenance and Cure worksheet that outlines everything you need to request from your company.

Call us at 504-680-4100 if you have any questions about the actual amount that your company should be paying you for maintenance each day.

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