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.




An analysis by the Texas Department of Insurance shows that Texas’ use of the closed formulary

for prescription drugs in the workers’ compensations system is having a positive impact on both

Carrier’s wallets and on injured workers. Reporting on the study,

noted that total drug costs fell by 15%, N-drug costs fell by 80%, and prescriptions for N-drug

opioids fell 81%. The combination of lower costs and better care through less addictive prescriptions

shows the closed-formulary is working in Texas. For more information, visit here. In regard to

states which legalized marijuana, reports are that although opioid use is down, accidental poisonings

of children are on the rise.