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.




Governor Abbott appointed Kent Sullivan to be the new Texas Commissioner of Insurance for a term to expire February 1, 2019.  Commissioner Sullivan has impressive qualifications and experience, and we look forward to his 25 years of private practice experience, his prior service as a justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals and his practical experience as a state district court judge being a positive influence on the insurance industry in Texas.

DWC brought Tim Riley on as Deputy Commissioner of Compliance and Investigations.  We first met Tim – more years ago than we want to admit– when he represented the old TWCC  doing hearings on medical cases before he went over to Texas Mutual to be vice president of Special Investigations.  We expect that the agency’s newly created Compliance and Investigations program area will benefit greatly from his vast and effective experience in enforcement efforts and criminal prosecutions.