The 2005 Texas Workers' Compensation Manual includes: The Law as written and or modified by the Legislature. The rules promulgated by the Commission for enforcement of the Law. Our editors? notes which explain the statute and rules in everyday language and organizes the statute and rules in a more logical manner. The manual is not in loose-leaf form, but rather a bound book so that you never need worry if updates are filed and in the correct place. Court case summaries, which identify and highlight significant Supreme Court decisions and Appellate Court decisions concerning workers? compensation law. Appeal Panel decisions which are the actual rulings on claims before the commission and which help guide your handling of similar cases. Appendix ? many helpful tables and charts, and a unique time saving subject index for cross referencing statutes and rules.q...This Edition may well be one of our most important since the groundbreaking 1990 Edition. It likely will become essential and a useful tool for years in order to access the provisions and amendments to the law as we now understand it from 1990-2004, as it will take years to work through the current law. As you know, any case is governed by the law in effect at the date of the accident...q- from the Editor's Page, 2005 Texas Workers' Compensation Manual.(2) aquot;Independent contractoraquot; means a person who contracts to perform work or provide a service for the benefit of ... and (C) is free to, while under contract to the hiring contractor, work for other contractors or is free to send helpers to work foranbsp;...
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