- Requires all employers, with or without workers’ compensation insurance coverage, to comply with reporting and notification requirements under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.
- Provides for reimbursement of medical expenses and a portion of lost wages due to a work-related injury, disease, or illness. Benefits are available only if the employer subscribes to workers’ compensation insurance or is self-insured. The injury or illness must be reported to the employer within 30 days.
- Provides for death benefits to a legal beneficiary of a worker who is killed in an on-the-job injury.
- Time frames and the percentages of wages are defined for each type of benefit: temporary, impairment, supplemental, and lifetime income benefits.
- Provides for a system of handling disputes regarding a work-related injury or illness.
- Offers a preauthorization reimbursement program for small employers of 2 to 50 people, for workplace modifications for an injured employee.
Relevant Federal Laws