Insurance Claims Outside the Jurisdiction of the Administrative Body

In Metro Temps, Inc. v. Texas Workers' Compensation Ins. Facility, 949 S.W.2d 534 (Tex. App.-Austin 1997, no writ), the suit did not involve a claim for an injured worker's benefits under the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (TWCC), but rather a dispute over the workers' compensation insurance premiums. The court held where administrative remedies are available for a portion of the plaintiff's claims and the resolution of that portion of the claims may be determinative of the claims over which the administrative body has no jurisdiction, the trial court does not have jurisdiction over the claims outside the jurisdiction of the administrative body until the plaintiff has exhausted its administrative remedies. See Metro Temps, 949 S.W.2d at 536.