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Alabama Workmens Compensation Claim Statute of Limitations

Alabama Workmens Compensation Claim Statute of Limitations

In Alabama, for an injured worker to have a compensable workmens compensation claim, several hurdles have to be cleared: (1) the injured worker must actually be an employee of the defendant; (2) your employer must be subject to Alabama's workers' compensation laws; (3) you must show that (i) you suffered an on-the-job injury (ii) while performing your job duties for your employer; (4) the injured worker has an obligation to inform his employer that he has suffered a work related injury and (5) the injured worker has to show that the injury they are complaining from was the result of the job accident they suffered. If this can be shown, then you have a valid Alabama Workmen's Compensation claim, but that doesn't mean anything if you allow your statute of limitations to expire.

The last blog we will write about tolling the statute of limitations deals with the instance where your employer, or more likely the workmens compensation insurance carrier, intentionally misleads you into believing that your statute of limitations will not expire within 2 years of your job injury or 2 years from the date you last received ttd benefits. You will need some proof that your employer or the adjuster handling your workmens compensation claim misled you. The fact no one told you about the statute of limitations is not sufficient to toll your statute as no one has the obligation to tell you what the law is in Alabama.

If you have suffered a job injury and have questions about whether you have a compensable workmens compensation claim, you should not hesitate to speak with an Alabama Workmen's Compensation Lawyer; the experienced Alabama Workmen's Compensation attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to discuss your Alabama Workmen's Compensation claim with you.

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Alabama Workmens Compensation Claim Statute of Limitations

The Alabama Workmen's Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers in Alabama throughout the State, from cities such as Birmingham, Irondale, Bessemer, Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, Leeds, Jasper, Guntersville, Albertville, Fairfield, McCalla, Alabaster, Pelham, Trussville, Hartselle, Harvest, Clanton, Calera, Arab, Oneonta, Cordova, Pell City, Alexander City and places in between.

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