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Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Accident My Fault

Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Accident My Fault

Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Accident My Fault: Through the years our attorneys have been asked by injured workers if they had a right to workers compensation benefits if they were at fault in the accident which led to their injury. Usually they call with this question after being told by someone at work that since the accident was their fault, they cannot claim workers compensation benefits. Generally, this is not the case and the injured worker will still be entitled to workers compensation benefits.

Now, if you were injured as the result of goofing off, or because you willfully chose to ignore safety protocol and were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then you certainly would not be entitled to any workers compensation benefits; but, if you injury was the result of a simple accident on your part (a misstep, not seeing a piece of machinery until it was too late, etc.), then your injuries are compensable under the Alabama workers compensation system. Remember, just as our workers compensation laws protect an employer from being sued under general tort law (you are typically prohibited from bringing other types of legal actions due to a job injury-but not always), the employer is prohibited from using general tort defenses-such as contributory negligence or open and obvious dangers-to stop an injured worker from seeking workers compensation benefits.

If you work in Huntsville, Alabama (or anywhere in the Madison County area*), you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation laws, don't hesitate to contact the experienced Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyers at POWELL AND DENNY. We will work hard to help you achieve the best result possible in your case.

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