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Texas Workers Compensation Non-Subscriber
Texas is the only state that does not require its employers to carry workers' compensation insurance. In fact, 44% of Texas employers are Non-Subscribers and 53% of Texas Manufacturers are Non-Subscribers.
Traditional Texas workers compensation protects companies from personal injury lawsuits when Texas workers are hurt on the job. Injured workers make claims against workers' comp insurance instead of suing their employers. Under the traditional system, an injured employee can file a personal injury claim against a liable or responsible third party in addition to any claim for workers' compensation benefits.
In a Texas Workers Compensation Non-Subscriber case you can sue your employer directly for damages resulting from an on-the-job injury. Furthermore, the law only requires you to prove that your employer was ONE PERCENT to hold them completely liable for your Texas workplace injuries. Non-subscriber employers are also held responsible for injuries to their workers caused by third parties.
A Texas non-subscriber workers' compensation claim is extremely very similar to a personal injury lawsuit, and the Texas Personal Injury Lawyers of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. are experts in handling these claims.