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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.




Texas to Get Its Own Basic Manual

As we all know, Texas is special.  That may be the reason that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has proposed a Texas-specific edition of its Basic Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Basic Manual).

Texas currently uses NCCI’s national Basic Manual with Texas exceptions. According to NCCI’s website, its Basic Manual contains rules, classification descriptions, and rates/loss costs for each classification, and state-specific exceptions for writing workers compensation insurance.

The new Texas edition does not make any substantive changes to any rule or classification that would result in premium impact.

TDI is taking comments on the proposed new Texas edition through January 14, 2022.    
For those interested in perusing the manual’s 2,054 pages, you can do so here.