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Job Accident St. Clair County Construction Workers

Job Accident St. Clair County Construction Workers

If you are a construction worker in St. Clair County, Alabama, you have been hurt in a job accident before, probably several times. Construction workers and their families know that you do heavy work which takes a toll on your body. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for construction workers to suffer serious job accidents and injuries, such as: torn rotator cuffs, herniated discs, , a torn meniscus or even hernias.

For the majority of construction workers we have represented, immediately following their job accident the worker did not file an accident report with his employer as pulled muscles or sprain are part of the job, and the injured worker does not want to report every pulled muscle and get a reputation as someone who can't deal with a little pain. Only after a day or two (or weeks) of trying to deal with a pain that simply will not go away do they report their job injury. At this point many construction workers are informed by their employer that they had waited too long to report the injury and that they are not entitled to  workers' compensation benefits. This is rarely true.

According to Ala.Code §25-5-78, an injured workers is supposed to provide written notice of a workplace injury within 5 days of the on-the-job injury, this section goes on to state that, in Alabama, a worker has up to 90 days to inform his employer about a job injury, and an oral report is just as valid a notice means as a detailed written report. Company policy cannot override law, so if your employer states that "...company policy mandates that all workers' compensation injuries be reported within 2 days of the occurrence of said injury and since you did not do so you are not eligible for workers' compensation benefits " (which many injured workers have called to tell us over the years)-they are misinformed about Alabama's Workers' Compensation laws and they are still responsible for your medical care and compensation for any permanent physical impairment.

If you live in St. Clair County, you are a construction worker and you have suffered a job accident while working on a construction site and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers' Compensation laws, the experienced Alabama Job Accident attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to speak with you about your case.

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Job Accident St. Clair County Construction Workers

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