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News from the Office of Injured Employee Counsel: OIEC’s public counsel, Jessica Barta, has recommended a change in filing deadlines for ombudsman-assisted claimants seeking judicial review of their work comp decisions.
In their Biennial Report to the Legislature, OIEC suggests that the current 45-day deadline by which a petition for judicial review must be filed is simply too short to afford an unrepresented injured worker time to locate an attorney and submit the necessary paperwork. Because Texas law prohibits claimant attorneys from collecting fees for such litigation, and because ombudsmen are not permitted to assist injured workers in judicial reviews, OIEC asserts that the deadline should be extended to 90 days to give unrepresented claimants time to hire representation and marshal their evidence.
OIEC has also proposed a method by which doctors may be compensated for supplying medical causation letters to claimants, an essential component of meeting their burden of proof on most extent of injury disputes.
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