State News : Texas

NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

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Dirk Johnson appointed as Injured Employee Public Counsel

This month Governor Greg Abbott appointed Dirk Johnson to serve as Injured Employee Public Counsel. In that role, he will oversee the Office of Injured Employee Counsel which, among other things, provides ombudsmen to assist injured employees at Benefit Review Conferences and Contested Case Hearings. Dirk has a wealth of experience in the industry and has previously served as general counsel to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. 

His newest appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. Congratulations, Dirk!