Texas Labor Code - LAB § 409.004. Effect of Failure to File Claim for Compensation

Failure to file a claim for compensation with the division as required under Section 409.003 relieves the employer and the employer's insurance carrier of liability under this subtitle unless:

(1) good cause exists for failure to file a claim in a timely manner;  or

(2) the employer or the employer's insurance carrier does not contest the claim.

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