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Texas Panel Affirms Judgment For Defendant, Finds Workers’ Comp Act Applies

Mealey's (July 25, 2016, 11:31 AM EDT) -- AUSTIN, Texas — The exclusive remedy provision of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act (TWCA) barred a man’s premises liability claims against a general contractor for injuries he sustained while working as a subcontractor on a construction site, a Texas appellate panel ruled July 22, affirming summary judgment for the general contractor (Matthew Eric Kershner v. Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, No. 03-15-00529-CV, Texas App., 3rd Dist.; 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 7801).

(Opinion available. Document #77-160727-017Z.)

Matthew Kershner, an employee of Spur Electric Inc., was injured while performing...
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