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General Liability

Third-party claims can sometimes occur as a result of injuries or damages sustained by a third party which are allegedly caused by the university.  As a State of Texas entity, the University of Houston System has limited liability pursuant to Chapter 101 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code

Claims Reporting

Prompt reporting of incidents that could be a possible claim under the Texas Tort Claims Act is necessary so that the appropriate actions may be taken in a timely manner. The Student/Visitor Incident Form should be completed by the student or visitor, and the Tort Liability Incident Report form should be completed by the department upon request by Risk Management.

Types of incidents requiring reporting include:

  • Injuries to non-University personnel that allegedly occurrs on University property
  • Damage to property of others resulting from the alleged actions of University personnel
  • Any other situation that you feel may cause a claim to be filed against the University