Albertson's, Inc. v. Sinclair

In Albertson's, Inc. v. Sinclair, 984 S.W.2d 958, 961 (Tex. 1999), the Court stated: "When a statute is silent about the consequences of noncompliance, then we look to the statute's purpose in determining the proper consequence of noncompliance." The statute before us is not silent as to the consequence of noncompliance with sections 409.021(a) and 409.021(c). The Legislature has declared in plain terms that noncompliance with the seven-day deadline in section 409.021(a) is a violation punishable by administrative penalties and noncompliance with the sixty-day deadline in section 409.021(c) is waiver of the right to contest compensability.