Workers' Compensation

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Texas: Caselaw Review of In re Severiano DeLeon v. Royal Indemnity Co. (03-08-00532-CV) 01/27/2010
Posted on 17 May 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford This case concerns the proper impairment rating and procedure when overturning an impairment rating calculated in accordance with DWC Advisory 2003-10 and Advisory 2003-10B. The designated doctor... Read More

Freedom of Speech in Delaware, But Don't Mess with Texas
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Okay, you know it's going to be good when the post is about an article sent to me by my ex-husband, who is not a blogger..... but he is a tax attorney. An article in the recent ABA Journal talks about how circumscribed the law is in the Lone Star... Read More

Changes to Texas Rule 141: Benefit Review Conferences Rules
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Division has adopted new rules regarding requesting Benefit Review Conferences (BRC’s) and the exchange of pertinent information with all parties and the Division prior to the BRC. The new... Read More

Texas DWC’s Decision to Deny Benefit Review Conference Requests May Result in Greater Number of Incorrect Impairment Ratings
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Division announced a new policy to its administrative staff designed to limit the number of Benefit Review Conferences (BRCs). Benefit Review Officers are now instructed to deny BRC Requests... Read More

Texas: Performance Based Oversight
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Division held its first Performance Based Oversight (PBO) working group meeting on July 27, 2011. The meeting notes developed by the Division of Workers’ Compensation are attached to... Read More

TX: DWC Proposes Informal Pharmacy Fee Guideline Rules
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comment on two drafts of an informally proposed rule to amend 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 134.503 regarding the Pharmacy... Read More

TX: WCC Adopts Amendments Of Review Of Employer Report Of Injury
Posted on 20 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon adopted amendments to 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §136.1 and §136.2 regarding Review of Employer Report of Injury and Registry of Private Providers... Read More

TX: Employers Can Now Report WC Status Online
Posted on 23 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - State law requires Texas employers who do not carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage to report their non-coverage status and work-related injuries and illnesses to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division... Read More

TX: DWC Announces Jan. Enforcement Actions
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC). The final actions include... Read More

TX: DWC Announces Recent Enforcement Actions
Posted on 3 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC). The final actions include... Read More

TX: Division Of Workers' Comp Announces February Enforcement Actions
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC). The final actions include... Read More

TX: DWC Publishes Annual WC Report
Posted on 9 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) -The Texas workers’ compensation system has undergone significant changes in the five years since the passage of House Bill (HB) 7 by the 79th Legislature in 2005. Since 2005, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)... Read More

TX: DWC Rulebook Supplement 2010 Now Online
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Workers’ Compensation Rulebook Supplement 2010-02 containing rules adopted by the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation in August 2010 is available online from the Texas Department of Insurance, Division... Read More

TX: TDI-DWC Centralizes Processing Of DWC Form-069 And Narratives
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - No later than March 1, 2011, workers’ compensation system participants must fax all completed DWC Form-069, Report of Medical Evaluation and associated narrative attachments to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division... Read More

TX: DWC Proposes Amendments To Medical Bill Reporting
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comment on informally proposed rules to amend 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.802 and new §§134.800... Read More