texas division of workers’ compensation News

Riley Named Texas Workers’ Comp Deputy Commissioner of Compliance, Investigations

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has hired Timothy P. Riley as the division’s new deputy commissioner of Compliance and Investigations. Riley most recently served as vice president of Special Investigations for Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the state’s largest provider …

Percentage of Non-Subscribers in Texas Workers’ Comp System Falls

The percentage of companies that don’t participate in the Texas workers’ compensation system has fallen to the lowest level since 1993, the agency that regulates this line of insurance in the state has reported. In its Biennial Report to the …

New Texas ‘Two-Step’ Program Aims to Simplify Workers’ Comp Disputes

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is taking a promising pilot program statewide to help simplify and speed resolution of some disputes. A pilot started last year splits up related claim issues so that a hearing officer can decide the …

Texas Regulators Recognize Chaparral Industries for Safety Programs

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation recognized Chaparral Industries for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses at its Odessa facility. Director of Workplace Safety Karen Puckett presented the company with the Lone Star Safety …

Rate of Workplace Injury, Illness in Texas Dropped Slightly in 2013

The Texas incidence rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private industry decreased to 2.6 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers in 2013, down from 2.7 in 2012. The Texas rate is below the national rate of 3.3. The 2013 …

Texas Workers’ Comp Division Seeks Presenters for Safety Summit

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is seeking presenters for its 19th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, the Texas Safety Summit, which will be held in Austin on May 19-21, 2015. The statewide conference is open to all …