, ,   Workers Defense Action Fund

Texas is the only state that allows an employer to opt out of providing workers’ compensation coverage to its employees. Many workers who are injured on the job often do not have access to the medical care or financial support that they need to recover from their injury, pay their bills, and return to work. Oftentimes, these injured workers must resort to publicly funded programs, like the Medical Access Program (MAP), to receive needed medical care. What measures would you propose to support residents in your district who suffer workplace injuries while working for employers who do not carry workers’ compensation insurance?