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.  

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.




La petite mort is more than a mere expression in France; it turns out it may actually constitute a compensable work injury. 

According to aNew York Post article of September 10, 2019, an engineer working for a Paris railroad construction company was on a business trip in February 2013 when he suffered a fatal heart attack in his hotel.   His death was determined to be an“accident du travail”—a work accident—thus allowing the deceased man’s family to claim benefits from the state and the employer.  Benefits were deemed payable in the amount of 80% of the decedent’s salary until his would-be retirement age, after which his beneficiaries would be entitled to a portion of his pension. 

The employer fought the determination, citing the non-work-relatedness of the married man’s activities at the time of his death, which occurred during a spontaneous round of adulterous intercourse with a local woman he had just met. 

However, an appeals court decided that the victim was under continuous coverage during his business trip, thus entitling him to benefits sustained via a work-related injury.  The Court equated the sexual encounter to any other “act of normal life like taking a shower or eating a meal.” Such romantics, the French.

(Editor’s note: alternate titles for this entry included “Really Dangerous Liaisons” and “French Kiss of Death”.)
Copyright 2019,Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP