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September 27, 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

We hope everyone is well as we welcome fall.  F. Scott Fitzgerald said “Life starts over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”  It is with this inspiration that we bring you this Texas Workers’ Compensation Update.  The Division of Workers ...

August 5, 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

The Air Ambulance Conundrum – Federal Court Disagrees with Texas Supreme Court and finds Texas Workers’ Compensation Fee Guidelines Preempted Generally, workers’ compensation insurance carriers reimburse air ambulance ...

July 16, 2021

Texas Open Meetings Act Requirements To Return September 1, 2021

On June 30, 2021, Governor Abbott approved Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request to lift the open meeting law emergency suspensions that had been temporarily suspended in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the provisions ...

July 6, 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

We hope everyone had an excellent Fourth of July.  There are some recent changes relating to Texas workers’ compensation. The Division of Workers’ Compensation is scheduled to reinstate work search requirements for SIBs, as well as designated do ...

April 19, 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

We hope this update finds everyone well.  It is springtime.  Robin Williams once said “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!’”  Of springtime, Ernest Hemingway said, “When spring came, even the false spring, there were no pr ...

January 20, 2021

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

We hope this finds everyone well.  2021 looks to be an exciting year for workers’ compensation and Texas.  We all continue to adapt to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Texas Legislature has convened for the 87th Texas Leg ...

December 28, 2020

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

Texas Workers’ Compensation Heads to the United States Supreme Court in PHI Air Medical, LLC v. Texas Mutual Insurance Company, et al.

The “air ambulance” cases are going to the United States Supreme Court!  Generally, worke ...

September 2, 2020

How Do Lawyers Help Solve the Pandemic Crisis of 2020? (Hint: Use Your Skills)

These are rough times. As we shelter at home, the world outside our front door can seem overwhelming and out of control. The headlines and cable news stories recounting the daily toll of the coronavirus compound feelings of futility. No matter the ar ...

August 31, 2020

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

THE DIVISION RECENTLY HELD ITS INSURANCE CARRIER QUARTERLY MEETING

Cassie Brown, Commissioner of the Division of Workers Compensation, began the meeting with opening remarks. She indicated the Division was adopti ...

June 26, 2020

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

The Texas Supreme Court Rules in the Air Ambulance Cases in Texas Mutual Insurance Co., et al v. PHI Air Medical, LLC

 

by Robert Graves and Jheris Jordan

  In the Texas workers’ compensat ...