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January 18, 2023

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

It is a new year!  2022 was a year of amelioration.  BAJB welcomed Mike Donovan, Ken Campbell, Bob Graves, and Lance Mullins as equity/voting partners.  BAJB was also fortunate to add LeeAnna Gainer Mask as its newest partner as well as James Bren ...

December 16, 2022

DWC Holiday Deadline Update

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, has announced it will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2022, and Monday, December 26, 2022. This action compels inquiry in to the potential impact of Division closure on dates b ...

April 6, 2022

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

Spring is in the air.  The weather is warmer, flowers are blooming and Texas workers’ compensation keeps rolling along.  The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Appeals Panel issued its first significant decis ...

February 22, 2022

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

 Can you believe it is already February of 2022?  This year brings excitement and changes.  The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has yet to announce who will be the new Commissioner of the D ...

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 ...