Texas Work Comp News

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The latest news about workers compensation in Texas.

  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that a Houston business owner was charged with perpetrating a seven-year scheme to evade $1.1 million in workers’ compensation premiums. Kunal “Sonny” Puri was…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation posted criteria that it will use to assess insurance carriers in 2022 as part of the performance-based oversight process. Timely payments of initial temporary income…
  • The owner of a medical clinic in Houston on Thursday was sentenced to two years in federal prison for her conviction a kickback and money laundering scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is holding a public hearing Jan. 18 on proposed changes to its electronic data interchange rules. The division is proposing to adopt the latest EDI…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced new on-demand training for health care providers and medical office staff treating injured workers in the state. Videos added to the division’s on-demand training…
  • A Texas appellate court granted en banc reconsideration of a hospital’s liability for a nurse's fatal injuries from being struck by a car on a public roadway after the end of…
  • A Texas appellate court withdrew its prior decision on the viability of a tanning salon worker’s tort claims against her alleged employers and issued a new opinion allowing her to…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is increasing the interest rate and discount rate in the first quarter of 2022. The rate will increase to 3.77% for the period from Jan.
  • There were 469 fatal occupational injuries in Texas in 2020, down 23% compared to the 608 occupational deaths in 2019, according to the latest Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries published by…
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting comments on proposed changes to its electronic data interchange rules. The division said it has required carriers to file injury reports using the…

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