(a) If the death of an employee results from a compensable injury, the insurance carrier shall pay to the person who incurred liability for the costs of burial the lesser of:
(1) the actual costs incurred for reasonable burial expenses; or
(b) If the employee died away from the employee’s usual place of employment, the insurance carrier shall pay the reasonable cost of transporting the body, not to exceed the cost of transporting the body to the employee’s usual place of employment.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1426, § 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 192 (S.B. 653), § 1, eff. September 1, 2015.