Laws providing protections and compensation to injured workers were first passed in Texas in 1913. In Texas, employers are not required to provide a worker’s compensation program for their employees. These employers are referred to “Non-Subscribers.” It has been estimated that in 2012, there are approximately 114,000 Non-Subscribers in Texas, or 33 percent of all Texas employers. Non-Subscribers represent all types of businesses and range in size from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies with multi-state operations.
Businesses may choose nonsubscription for a variety of reasons. Employers have found they can reduce costs, reinvest the cost savings in their workforce, and better manage their occupational injury benefit plan. Generally employers report increased productivity and improved employee relations. The Silvera Firm is proud to represent many of these companies in Texas.