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Birmingham Workers Comp Industrial Accident

Birmingham Workers Comp Industrial Accident: If you live in the Metro Birmingham region and make a living performing industrial work, you have probably suffered a job injury. Industrial work involves heavy lifting and working with and around dangerous machines and/or repetitive work. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10% of all job fatalities were caused by being struck by an object or piece of equipment.

For the majority of industrial workers we have represented, immediately following their job accident the worker did not file an incident report with their employer as minor injuries are part of the job. 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 industrial workers are informed by their employer that they had waited too long to report/give notice of a job injury and therefore they are not entitled to any workers' compensation benefits. This is rarely true.

While it is true that 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 in which to inform his employer about a job injury, and an oral report is just as valid a notice means as a detailed written report.

Moreover, if the work injury was the result of safety guards being removed from machinery or a broken machine or piece of equipment, the worker may also have a personal injury claim-also known as a third party claim in workers' compensation, which generally provides more compensation than the injure worker can expect to receive under the Alabama workers compensation statute.

If you work in the Metro Birmingham Alabama* area, you have suffered an industrial job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers' Compensation laws, the experienced Birmingham Workers Comp attorneys a POWELL AND DENNYt would be happy to speak with you about your case.

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