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Workers' Compensation

Texas Law

  • Provides for reimbursement of medical expenses and a portion of lost wages due to a work-related injury, disease, or illness. Benefits are available only if the employer subscribes to workers' compensation insurance or is self-insured. The injury or illness must be reported to the employer within 30 days.
  • Provides for death benefits to a legal beneficiary of a worker who is killed in an on-the-job injury.
  • Time frames and the percentages of wages are defined for each type of benefit: temporary, impairment, supplemental, and lifetime income benefits.
  • Provides for a system of handling disputes regarding a work-related injury or illness.
  • Offers a preauthorization reimbursement program for small employers of 2 to 50 people, for workplace modifications for an injured employee.
  • Provides that certain people with disabilities may be able to receive unemployment benefits.

Texas Statutes

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Relevant Federal Laws