Texas Labor Code - LAB § 409.011. Information Provided to Employer;  Employer's Rights

(a) Immediately on receiving notice of an injury or death from any person, the division shall send to the employer a description of:

(1) the services provided by the division and the office of injured employee counsel;

(2) the division's procedures;  and

(3) the employer's rights and responsibilities under this subtitle.

(b) The information must include a clear statement of the following rights of the employer:

(1) the right to be present at all administrative proceedings relating to an employee's claim;

(2) the right to present relevant evidence relating to an employee's claim at any proceeding;

(3) the right to report suspected fraud;

(4) the right to contest the compensability of an injury if the insurance carrier accepts liability for the payment of benefits;

(5) the right to receive notice, after making a written request to the insurance carrier, of:

(A) a proposal to settle a claim;  or

(B) an administrative or a judicial proceeding relating to the resolution of a claim;  and

(6) the right to contest the failure of the insurance carrier to provide accident prevention services under Subchapter E, Chapter 411.  1

(c) The division is not required to provide the information to an employer more than once during a calendar year.

1 V.T.C.A., Labor Code § 411.061 et seq.

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