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.




Non-subscribers, do not forget to file the DWC-Form 005!

For all you non-subscribers not enjoying the many benefits of the Texas workers’ compensation system, it is that time of year again when you must tell DWC that you do not care enough to provide your employees with workers’ compensation coverage.  Employers must use the DWC-Form 005 to let DWC know they have opted out of the workers’ compensation system.  According to the Division’s Biennial Report to the 88th Legislature, “In 2022, the percentage of employers that were non-subscribers (25%) was the lowest in six years” and “The percentage of Texas employees working for non-subscribers (17%) was the lowest in 12 years.” In other words, three out of four employers have decided that it is in the best interest of them and their employees to carry workers’ compensation coverage.  Check out this link for more information for non-subscribers including a coverage comparison and analysis of alternative coverages:

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