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Workers' Compensation Resources for Employers

Workers' compensation is a state-regulated insurance system that provides covered employees with income and medical benefits if they are injured on the job or have a work-related injury or illness. Workers' compensation insurance coverage limits an employer's liability if an employee brings suit against the employer for damages. In Texas private employers can choose whether or not to carry workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Texas employers who do not carry workers' compensation insurance coverage are required to report their non-coverage status and work-related injuries and occupational diseases to the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). Employers who do carry workers' compensation insurance coverage are required to report all known occupational disease and any work-related injuries that result in more than one day of lost time. Employers that fail to meet these requirements commit an administrative violation and may be subject to administrative penalties.

About Workers' Compensation

Information for Employers with Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage

Information for Employers without Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage

Information about Filing DWC Form-005 Online

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Web browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox require configuration to view the DWC online forms. For information on how to configure your browser, see the Adobe website.

Having trouble filing? Call 800-252-7031 ext. 1, or 512-804-4345 in the Austin area for assistance.

NOTE: DWC Online Forms are not currently configured to work on mobile devices.

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Last updated: 01/20/2017

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