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Texas Compliance

Reporting of Claim by Employer Rule 120.2

If the employer has workers' compensation coverage or is a certified self-insurer they must:

  • File the Employer's First Report of Injury or Illness (DWC-1) with their insurance carrier within eight (8) days from the date the employer received notice or had knowledge of an occupational disease or death or after the employee has missed more than one day due to the work related injury.  
  • Provide a copy of the DWC-1 and Employee's Rights and Responsibilities to the employee at the time the DWC-1 is filed.
  • Check with the insurance carrier to see what methods of reporting they have available.

If the employer does not have workers' compensation insurance coverage and has more than 4 employees:

  • If the employer has a reportable injury, by the seventh day of each month, they are required to complete the Non-covered Employer's Report of Occupational Injury or Illness (DWC-7), to report all fatalities, occupational diseases of which the employer has knowledge, and all on-the-job injuries resulting in more than one day's absence from work for the month prior to the filing date. Mail the DWC-7 to the Division at

           Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation
           7551 Metro Center Drive, Ste 100, MS-93 

           Austin, Texas 78744