COURSE AND SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT TEXAS WORKERS COMPENSATION

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There are many hurdles to overcome when dealing with a Texas Workers’ Compensation claim. One of the earliest hurdles is did the injury occur while in the course and scope of the injured workers’ employment. Only injuries which occur in the “Course and Scope” of employment will be covered by a Texas workers compensation policy. The Texas Labor Code defines Course and Scope as “an activity of any kind or character that has to do with and originates in the work, business, trade, or profession of the employer and that is performed by an employee while engaged in or about the furtherance of the affairs or business of the employer.” The definition allows for a pretty broad scope of activities to be covered. However, there is a lot of case law which helps to define “activity” and “furtherance of the affairs”. If there are questions as regarding the course and scope of a particular activity, make sure to consult with a person experienced in Texas Workers’ Compensation law. Daniel L. Morris, The Morris Law Firm, (214)357-1782, info@themorrisfirm.net

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