subscribers vs. non-subscribers


When it comes to workplace injuries in Texas, the distinction between 'subscribers' and 'non-subscribers' plays a pivotal role in how employees are compensated for injuries sustained on the job. Understanding the differences between these two categories is essential for injured workers seeking fair compensation. This subpage delves into the nuances of subscribers and non-subscribers in the context of workers' compensation, shedding light on the rights and options available to those who find themselves injured while on the job.

Subscriber vs. Non-Subscriber: Explained

Subscribers: Employers who are 'subscribers' have chosen to provide workers' compensation insurance to their employees. This insurance covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages for employees injured on the job.

Non-Subscribers: In contrast, 'non-subscribers' are employers who have opted out of the state's workers' compensation system. They are not required to provide workers' compensation benefits to injured employees.

Implications for Injured Workers

Subscriber Cases: Injured employees of subscribing employers typically have access to workers' compensation benefits. However, these benefits come with certain limitations, such as restrictions on the right to sue the employer for additional damages.

Non-Subscriber Cases: Injured workers at non-subscribing companies may have the right to file personal injury claims against their employer to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Legal Support for Injured Workers

Exploring Options: If you've been injured on the job, whether your employer is a subscriber or non-subscriber, it's crucial to explore your legal options promptly.

Seeking Compensation: Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Vargas Guerra, LLP can provide the guidance and representation you need to pursue compensation for your workplace injuries. We will work diligently to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.


Navigating the complexities of workers' compensation in Texas, particularly in subscriber and non-subscriber cases, can be challenging. At Vargas Guerra, LLP, we specialize in assisting injured workers, regardless of their employer's status. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your specific situation, understand your rights, and take the necessary steps to secure the compensation and justice you deserve.