Employer rights and responsibilities

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If you are a Texas employer, it's important to know your rights and responsibilities in the workers' compensation system. Even if you never have an injury in your workplace, you still have requirements, such as posting notices about workers' comp coverage. Visit Details of Employer Rights and Details of Employer Responsiblity for more information.

A Brief Overview

Texas law guarantees certain employer rights if you provide workers' compensation insurance for your employees. The law and your insurance policy also give you an important series of responsibilities in the workers' compensation system. Here is a brief overview of those rights and responsibilities. You may also review your employees' rights and responsibilities.

As a Texas employer, you have the right to:

  • Information
  • Dispute resolution
  • Accident prevention services
  • Loss run reports
  • Reimbursement for voluntary benefit payments
  • Assistance

You also have the right to:

  • Report fraud
  • Contest compensability

As a Texas employer, you are responsible for:

  • Reporting injuries
  • Reporting wages
  • Making supplemental reports
  • Keeping records
  • Posting notices
  • Giving written notice to new employees

You should also be aware of:

  • DWC violations and penalties
  • Non-subscriber responsibilities