In Texas, attorneys can become board certified in Workers' Compensation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). The specialty practice area was launched in 2004. At last count, 93 attorneys are Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law in Texas.
Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board certified Workers' Compensation Law specialists in Texas amongst a broader directory of both board-certified and non-certified attorneys in Texas and throughout the U.S. This directory provides the public with a valuable resource allowing them to narrow their search to local attorneys who have earned board certification in Workers' Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board certified Workers' Compensation Law specialists in Texas. Start by choosing your county from the list below.
For purposes of the board certification program in Texas, the term "workers’ compensation law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with the rights and duties of employees, employers, health care providers, and insurance carriers arising out of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.
For purposes of board certification in workers' compensation law, the practice area also involves workers’ compensation claim disputes adjudicated under the Administrative Procedure Act, and representing clients before:
Attorneys certified in workers’ compensation law must understand income benefit payments and medical benefit payments, as well as the administrative obligations of claimants, employers, and insurance carriers.
The practice of workers’ compensation law requires that practitioners demonstrate a significant knowledge of the injury process, and its effect on the human body.
To become board certified, the attorney must show substantial involvement and special competence in Texas workers’ compensation law practice by providing such information as may be required by TBLS.
For example, the attorney must have devoted a minimum of 30% of his or her time practicing Texas workers’ compensation law during each year of the 3 years immediately preceding application.
The attorney must provide information as required by TBLS concerning specific tasks he or she has performed in Texas workers’ compensation law. In evaluating experience, TBLS may take into consideration the nature, complexity, and duration of the tasks handled by the attorney.
The attorney must have been lead counsel (as a party representative or agency representative) in 3 of the following 5 categories including: