Texas Work Comp News

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The latest news about workers compensation in Texas.

  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation increased the gross annual payroll requirements for coverage of seasonal workers for next year. The amount for 2022 will be $60,726, an increase of 2.8%…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a stakeholder meeting with system users to present ideas and gather feedback on ways to improve the designated doctor program. Designated doctors in…
  • A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker could not proceed with her intentional infliction of emotional distress claim against her alleged employers and manager but should have been allowed to…
  • Telemedicine use tracked closely with emergency rules and state reopening efforts, according to a report by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation. “Telemedicine utilization was low until March 2020, when the pandemic…
  • A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker could be compelled to arbitrate her personal injury action against her nonsubscribing employer, since an agreement she electronically signed was not unconscionable. Case:…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is seeking comments on revisions it is considering for a handful of forms. Forms up for review include: DWC Form-101, “Program Review Report for Rejected Risk…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted five forms contractors and subcontractors can use to designate which entity is responsible for providing workers’ compensation coverage. “The adoption of these forms are…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation published its latest report on medical treatment provided to injured workers through health care networks. The division reports there were 30 networks covering 254 counties…
  • A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker should have been compelled to arbitrate his claims against his nonsubscribing employer, but he can proceed with a lawsuit against his allegedly negligent…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is looking for presenters for its 2022 conference. “We want to explore technologies and trends that will have the greatest impact on the workers’ compensation…

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