Workers’ Compensation assists personnel when they have been injured on the job. Staff ensure that paperwork is filed correctly, follow-up treatment for injuries is received, and that employees get the proper care for those injuries. Working in conjunction with the Safety Office and the Wellness Center, the Workers’ Compensation section helps ensure that personnel receive appropriate medical intervention, resulting in a return to full-duty status as quickly as possible.
In September 2019, the Legislature amended Section 504.019(b) and added Section 504.019(c) in House Bill 2143. For injuries occurring before September 1, 2019, the former provisions remain applicable, but for any injury claimed on or after September 1, 2019, the new law applies
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Texas Department of Insurance
Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC)
Phone: (800) 252-7031
Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC)
The state agency created to help you through the appeal process
Phone: (866) 393-6432