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Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers Can they cut off my Check

Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers Can they cut of off my Check: One of the questions we are asked rather frequently by injured workers is "Can they cut of my Check?" Just the other day a worker who had reached maximum medical improvement (mmi) called to ask if workers comp could cut off his check because his boss was saying that they did not have a job available for him given his permanent work restrictions. If you are not able to return to work, it just doesn't seem fair that workers comp can cut off your check.

You may be right, and it may not be fair, but once you reach maximum medical improvement, you are no longer entitled to any "temporary" benefits as any physical limitations you have are now considered permanent. So it does make sense that once you reach mmi status, your right to temporary total (tpd) or temporary partial disability (tpd) benefits would stop as there is nothing temporary about your permanent work restrictions.

Of course workers compensation could begin issuing temporary partial disability (tpd) or temporary total disability benefits (ttd) to you every week/bi weekly, but they cannot be compelled to do so absent a court order. Knowing this, in my experience it is very rare that the comp insurance carrier will begin making payments as-honestly-it is in their interest to try to squeeze you so you will hopefully take less in a settlement.

If your check has been stopped and you are wondering what your next step should be, you should contact an experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyer immediately.

If you live or work in the greater Birmingham region*, you were hurt at work and you have any questions about your rights under Alabama's Workers Compensation laws, don't hesitate to CONTACT the experienced Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny.

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Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers Can they cut off my Check

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