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Texas Workers' Compensation Act

The Texas workers' compensation statutes are located in Texas Labor Code, Title 5. Workers' Compensation.

 

Texas Workers' Compensation Act, 83rd Texas Legislature (R) (2013) in HTML Format (Texas Legislative Council website)

 Chapter 401. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 CHAPTER 402. OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION SYSTEM

 CHAPTER 403. DIVISION FINANCING

 CHAPTER 404. OFFICE OF INJURED EMPLOYEE COUNSEL

 CHAPTER 405. WORKERS' COMPENSATION RESEARCH

 CHAPTER 406. WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE

 CHAPTER 407. SELF-INSURANCE REGULATION

 CHAPTER 407A. GROUP SELF-INSURANCE COVERAGE

    CHAPTER 408. WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS

 CHAPTER 409. COMPENSATION PROCEDURES

  • § 409.001. NOTICE OF INJURY TO EMPLOYER
  • § 409.002. FAILURE TO FILE NOTICE OF INJURY
  • § 409.003. CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION
  • § 409.004. EFFECT OF FAILURE TO FILE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION
  • § 409.005. REPORT OF INJURY; MODIFIED DUTY PROGRAM NOTICE; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 409.006. RECORD OF INJURIES; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 409.007. DEATH BENEFIT CLAIMS
  • § 409.008. FAILURE TO FILE EMPLOYER REPORT OF INJURY; LIMITATIONS TOLLED
  • § 409.009. SUBCLAIMS
  • § 409.0091. REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURES FOR CERTAIN ENTITIES
  • § 409.010. INFORMATION PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEE OR LEGAL BENEFICIARY
  • § 409.011. INFORMATION PROVIDED TO EMPLOYER; EMPLOYER'S RIGHTS
  • § 409.012. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION INFORMATION
  • § 409.013. PLAIN LANGUAGE INFORMATION; NOTIFICATION OF INJURED EMPLOYEE
  • § 409.021. INITIATION OF BENEFITS; INSURANCE CARRIER'S REFUSAL; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 409.022. REFUSAL TO PAY BENEFITS; NOTICE; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 409.023. PAYMENT OF BENEFITS; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 409.0231. PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
  • § 409.0232. TIMELINESS OF PAYMENTS
  • § 409.024. TERMINATION OR REDUCTION OF BENEFITS; NOTICE; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION

 CHAPTER 410. ADJUDICATION OF DISPUTES

 CHAPTER 411. WORKERS' HEALTH AND SAFETY

 CHAPTER 412. STATE OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT

 CHAPTER 413. MEDICAL REVIEW

 CHAPTER 414. ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE AND PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

  CHAPTER 415. ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATIONS

  • § 415.001. ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION BY REPRESENTATIVE OF EMPLOYEE OR LEGAL BENEFICIARY
  • § 415.002. ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION BY INSURANCE CARRIER
  • § 415.003. ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
  • § 415.0035. ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS BY INSURANCE CARRIER OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
  • § 415.0036. ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION BY PERSON PERFORMING CERTAIN CLAIM SERVICES
  • § 415.005. OVERCHARGING BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS PROHIBITED; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 415.006. EMPLOYER CHARGEBACKS PROHIBITED; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 415.007. LOANS BY ATTORNEYS PROHIBITED  
  • § 415.008. FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING OR DENYING BENEFITS; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 415.009. FRIVOLOUS ACTIONS; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 415.010. BREACH OF AGREEMENT; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 415.011. NOTICE OF PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATION WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM AND PAYMENT INFORMATION; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 415.021. ASSESSMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES
  • § 415.0211. EMERGENCY CEASE AND DESIST ORDER
  • § 415.0215. SANCTIONS
  • § 415.023. COMMISSION OF WRONGFUL ACT AS MATTER OF PRACTICE; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 415.024. BREACH OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT; ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION
  • § 415.025. REFERENCES TO A CLASS OF VIOLATION OR PENALTY
  • § 415.031. INITIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION PROCEEDINGS
  • § 415.032. NOTICE OF POSSIBLE ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATION; RESPONSE
  • § 415.033. FAILURE TO RESPOND
  • § 415.034. HEARING PROCEDURES
  • § 415.035. JUDICIAL REVIEW
  • § 415.036. STANDARD OF JUDICIAL REVIEW OF COMMISSIONER'S ORDER

 CHAPTER 416. ACTIONS AGAINST INSURANCE CARRIER FOR BREACH OF DUTY

 CHAPTER 417. THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY

 CHAPTER 418. CRIMINAL PENALTIES

  • § 418.001. PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING OR DENYING BENEFITS
  • § 418.002. PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE
  • § 418.003. ELECTION OF PROSECUTION

 CHAPTER 419. MISUSE OF DIVISION NAME

 CHAPTER 451. DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED

 CHAPTER 501. WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES UNDER THE DIRECTION OR CONTROL OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

  • § 501.001. DEFINITIONS
  • § 501.002. APPLICATION OF GENERAL WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWS; LIMIT ON ACTIONS AND DAMAGES
  • § 501.003. LEGAL BENEFICIARY OF DECEASED EMPLOYEE
  • § 501.021. WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES
  • § 501.022. EMPLOYEES OF COMPONENT INSTITUTIONS OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
  • § 501.024. EXCLUSIONS FROM COVERAGE
  • § 501.025. COVERAGE FOR OUT-OF-STATE EMPLOYEES
  • § 501.026. COVERAGE FOR CERTAIN SERVICES PROVIDED BY VOLUNTEERS
  • § 501.0431. COMPILATION OF STATISTICS RELATING TO FRAUD
  • § 501.044. EFFECT OF SICK LEAVE; ANNUAL LEAVE
  • § 501.045. EFFECT OF EMERGENCY LEAVE
  • § 501.046. REPORTS OF TERMINATION OR CONTINUATION OF INJURIES
  • § 501.048. STATE AGENCY SUMMARY IN BUDGET REQUESTS
  • § 501.050. NOTICE OF APPEAL; NOTICE OF TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT; OFFENSE
  • § 501.051. PAYMENT OF MEDICAL AND INDEMNITY BENEFITS 

 CHAPTER 502. WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM AND EMPLOYEES OF INSTITUTIONS OF THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

  • § 502.001. DEFINITIONS
  • § 502.002. APPLICATION OF GENERAL WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWS; LIMIT ON ACTIONS AND DAMAGES
  • § 502.003. LEGAL BENEFICIARY OF DECEASED EMPLOYEE
  • § 502.021. WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR INSTITUTION EMPLOYEES
  • § 502.022. AUTHORITY TO SELF-INSURE
  • § 502.023. INSURANCE REQUIREMENT
  • § 502.024. PREEXISTING DISQUALIFYING CONDITION
  • § 502.025. COVERAGE FOR OUT-OF-STATE EMPLOYEES
  • § 502.041. EXHAUSTION OF ANNUAL AND SICK LEAVE
  • § 502.061. ADMINISTRATION AND RULES
  • § 502.062. PERCENTAGE OF PAYROLL SET ASIDE FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION EXPENSES; ACCOUNT; REPORTS
  • § 502.063. CERTIFIED COPIES OF DIVISION DOCUMENTS
  • § 502.064. PREEMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL REQUIRED; EXAMINING PHYSICIANS; INSTITUTION RECORDS
  • § 502.065. REPORTS OF INJURIES
  • § 502.066. REQUIRED EXAMINATION OF INJURED EMPLOYEE; REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO EXAMINATION
  • § 502.067. REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO MEDICAL TREATMENT
  • § 502.068. POSTPONEMENT OF HEARING
  • § 502.069. NOTICE OF APPEAL; NOTICE OF TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT; OFFENSE
  • § 502.070. ATTORNEY GENERAL AS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE

 CHAPTER 503. WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM AND EMPLOYEES OF INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

 CHAPTER 504. WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

  • § 504.001. DEFINITIONS
  • § 504.002. APPLICATION OF GENERAL WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWS; LIMIT ON ACTIONS AND DAMAGES
  • § 504.003. ELECTION OF REMEDIES
  • § 504.011. METHOD OF PROVIDING COVERAGE
  • § 504.012. OPTIONAL COVERAGES
  • § 504.013. COVERAGE FOR TRUSTEES AND STAFF OF SELF-INSURANCE FUND
  • § 504.014. EXCLUSIONS
  • § 504.015. MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
  • § 504.016. JOINT INSURANCE FUND
  • § 504.017. FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDED TRANSPORTATION ENTITIES
  • § 504.018. NOTICE TO DIVISION AND EMPLOYEES; EFFECT ON COMMON-LAW OR STATUTORY LIABILITY
  • § 504.051. OFFSET AGAINST PAYMENTS FOR INCAPACITY
  • § 504.052. SICK LEAVE BENEFITS
  • § 504.053. ELECTION
  • § 504.054. CONTESTED CASE HEARING ON AND JUDICIAL REVIEW OF INDEPENDENT REVIEW
  • § 504.055. EXPEDITED PROVISION OF MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN INJURIES SUSTAINED BY FIRST RESPONDER IN COURSE AND SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT
  • § 504.056. INTENT OF EXPEDITED PROVISION OF MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN INJURIES SUSTAINED BY FIRST RESPONDER IN COURSE AND SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT
  • § 504.071. RULES; FORMS
  • § 504.072. APPROPRIATIONS FOR DISBURSEMENTS; ACCOUNT; REPORT
  • § 504.073. REPRESENTATION IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 CHAPTER 505. WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES OF TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • § 505.001. DEFINITIONS
  • § 505.002. APPLICATION OF GENERAL WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWS; LIMIT ON ACTIONS AND DAMAGES
  • § 505.011. WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES
  • § 505.012. AUTHORITY TO SELF-INSURE
  • § 505.013. INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY SUBCONTRACTORS
  • § 505.051. ADMINISTRATION; RULES; FORMS
  • § 505.052. PERCENTAGE OF PAYROLL SET ASIDE FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION EXPENSES; ACCOUNT; REPORTS
  • § 505.053. CERTIFIED COPIES OF DIVISION DOCUMENTS
  • § 505.054. PREEMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL REQUIRED; EXAMINING PHYSICIANS
  • § 505.055. REPORTS OF INJURIES
  • § 505.056. REQUIRED EXAMINATION OF INJURED EMPLOYEE; REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO EXAMINATION 
  • § 505.057. REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO MEDICAL TREATMENT
  • § 505.058. POSTPONEMENT OF HEARING
  • § 505.059. NOTICE OF APPEAL; NOTICE OF TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT; OFFENSE
  • § 505.060. EFFECT OF SICK LEAVE; ANNUAL LEAVE

 CHAPTER 506. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

 * Statutes listed twice are due to more than one piece of legislation being enacted on the statute in the same legislative session.  For additional information about this circumstance please see Government Code §311.025 at www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/htm/GV.311.htm#311.028 or visit the Texas Legislative Council (TLC) website at www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us.


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