The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 57 of 1,111
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GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. 41
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION-DEFINITION OF
S. B. No. 94.] CHAPTER 28.
An Act to amend Article 8306, Part 1, Title 130 of the Revised Civil
Statutes of 1925, by adding thereto a Section to be known as Section
11a, defining total and permanent injuries and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Article 8306, Part 1, Title 130 of the Revised
Civil Statutes of 1925, be amended by adding thereto a
section to be known as Section 11a, defining total and permanent
Section 11a: In cases of the following injuries, the incapacity
shall conclusively be held to be total and permanent, towit:
(1) The total and permanent loss of the sight of both eyes.
(2) The loss of both feet at or above the ankle.
(3) The loss of both hands at or above the wrist.
(4) A similar loss of one hand and one foot.
(5) An injury to the spine resulting in permanent and complete
paralysis of both arms or both legs or of one arm and one
(6) An injury to the skull resulting in incurable insanity or
In any of the above enumerated cases it shall be considered
that the total loss of the use of a member shall be equivalent to
and draw the same compensation during the time of such total
loss of the use thereof as for the total and permanent loss of
The above enumeration is not to be taken as exclusive, but
in all other cases the burden of proof shall be on the claimant
to prove that his injuries have resulted in permanent, total
SEC. 2. The fact that the above section hereby added was
formerly a part of the Workmen's Compensation Law, and that
said section was inadvertently omitted from the Revision of
1925, creates an emergency and an imperative public necessity
that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three
several days be suspended, and said rule is hereby suspended,
and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved February 12, 1927.
Effective February 12, 1927.
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