On Tuesday the Business & Industry Committee of the Texas House held a hearing on the voluntary nature of workers’ compensation in Texas. Some effort to make workers’ comp mandatory is made in every session of the legislature . Some effort to make workers’ comp mandatory is made in every session of the legislature and usually goes nowhere. That may be the case in the upcoming session, but it seems the concept will get a harder look this time. The hearing was due to the interim charge from Speaker Joe Strauss to study the “voluntary” nature of workers’ comp. in Texas….
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