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Exclusive Remedy for Alleged Mishandling of Worker's Claim Lay With DWC

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 273 | 0 | 0 min read

A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker’s lawsuit against her employer and claims administrator for alleged misconduct in handling her workers’ compensation claim was subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation. Case: In re Murphy & Beane, No. 03-16-00690-CV, 08/29/2017, published. Facts: Melanie Steele filed a lawsuit against Viacom and its workers’ compensation claims administrator, Murphy & Beane. She alleged that she had been an independent contractor working for Viacom when she fell and injured herself on the s...

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