Texas Labor Code - LAB § 408.122. Eligibility for Impairment Income Benefits

A claimant may not recover impairment income benefits unless evidence of impairment based on an objective clinical or laboratory finding exists.  If the finding of impairment is made by a doctor chosen by the claimant and the finding is contested, a designated doctor or a doctor selected by the insurance carrier must be able to confirm the objective clinical or laboratory finding on which the finding of impairment is based.

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