Texas Supreme Court Revisits WC Case after Pressure from Lawmakers

Oklahoma Workers Compensation

DALLAS — The Supreme Court of Texas held a rare rehearing of a unanimous decision Thursday, listening to arguments about whether it erred last year in ruling that a contract employee who suffered on-the-job injuries couldn't sue the company that owns the work site.

The court's decision to revisit the case came after a bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers — along with labor groups and accident victims — protested the original ruling, saying justices "flat-out got it wrong."