Who We Serve > Nonsubscribers
Nonsubscription has been around since 1913, but only recently has it begun to grow in popularity. As an employer, it’s your right to opt out of the Texas Workers’ Compensation System—and at SettlePou, we’re prepared to protect that right. With nearly 20 years of experience representing nonsubscribers, we understand the history of Texas nonsubscription law and we’re up-to-date on changes since the practice has expanded.
As a responsible nonsubscriber, you provide your employees with an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plan, defining benefits to cover on-the-job injury claims. Our Nonsubscriber Defense practice focuses on the defense of lawsuits brought by employees of nonsubscribers, including the representation of Texas employers in on-the-job injury claims and claims for benefits under the federal ERISA statute.
We have successfully represented nonsubscribing employers in United States District Courts, Texas District and County Courts, and arbitration tribunals throughout the State of Texas. In addition, our group has successfully represented nonsubscribing employers in various courts of appeal, including the Texas Supreme Court. Our attorneys understand the employment issues, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues, and intricacies of nonsubscriber law, and we are prepared to protect your rights.