Construction workers often don’t know who hired their direct employer, complicating matters when injuries occur, said Workers Defense Project staff attorney Sean Goldhammer. Texas is the only state in the U.S. that doesn’t require most employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance. A study from the Workers Defense Project and the University of Texas found that while Texas construction workers make up about 6% of the state’s workforce, they account for almost 20% of work-related uncompensated care costs in Texas hospitals.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.