Office of Injured Employee Counsel


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Injured Employee Home Page

The purpose of this page is to provide injured employees within the Texas workers' compensation system a one-stop source of information that can help them throughout the claim process.


IMPORTANT!

  • You must tell your employer within 30 days of the date you were injured or within 30 days of the date you first knew your injury or illness might be work-related.
  • You have the responsibility to send a completed claim form (DWC-41) to the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) within one year of the date you were injured or within one year of the date you first knew that your illness might be work related. 
  • Send the completed DWC-41 to DWC (or File your First Report of Injury Online) even if you are already receiving benefits.  If you do not send the completed claim form to DWC within one year from the date of injury, you may lose your right to benefits. 
  • For a copy of the DWC-41, click here or report your injury online.  You may contact OIEC for assistance in completing the form by calling 1-866-393-6432 or contact the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) directly by calling 1-800-252-7031.