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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.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.





On 12/1/16, the DWC published its 2016 Biennial Report. The DWC reports significant improvements since the 2005 HB legislative reforms including lower claims costs and premiums, higher employer participation rates, better access to care and return to work outcomes and fewer disputes. While most of the signposts indicate improvement, according to DWC, designated doctor disputes remain high.  The DWC made several legislative recommendations including revising certain Labor Code provisions to allow for electronic transmission or information rather than requiring certified mail or personal deliver in certain circumstances.  The DWC will once again attempt to make changes to the LIBs statute and the archaic language of “incurable insanity” and “imbecility” currently used to describe the degree of a brain injury that qualifies an injured employee to be eligible for LIBs.  The entire 2016 Biennial Report can be found at: