State News : Texas

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The Division’s 14-month project to scan 19,634 boxes of records containing over two million claim files is nearing completion.  The paper files are from cases with injury dates between 1992 and 2005. 

In 2005, the Division began using an electronic management system and has been keeping digital versions of all paper files since that time. 

By law, the Division must maintain records for 50 years.  Files older than 1992 had previously been scanned onto microfilm, and the Division had been leasing a 24K square foot storage warehouse to house the records, at a cost of $300K/year.

~ This blog submission was prepared by Erin Shanley, an attorney with Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLC, a law firm dedicated to representing self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in all matters related to workers’ compensation. Stone Loughlin & Swanson is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). If you have any questions about this submission or Texas workers’ compensation in general, please contact Erin by e-mailing her at or by calling her directly at (512) 343-1300.