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Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits Turned Down

Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits Turned Down: Not all injuries occur while an employee is "on the clock" or actively performing their job duties. Sometimes a worker suffers a job injury while entering or exiting their place of employment. Maybe they tripped and fell in the parking lot. Maybe they slipped on the steps or in the cafeteria or break room during lunch or in the restroom. Regardless, all of these examples would be covered job injuries under the Alabama Workers Compensation Act.

Under Alabama's Workers' Compensation law, "'employment is not limited by the actual time when the workman reaches the scene of his labor and begins it nor when he ceases, but includes a reasonable time, space, and opportunity before and after while he is at or near his place of employment. One of the tests is whether the workman is still on the premises of his employer. It was further stated that an employee's completing his actual service for the workday and preparing to leave the employer's premises at a suitable interval of time thereafter are acts naturally related and incidental to the course of employment.'" Cook v. AFC Enterprises, Inc., 826 So.2d 174, 177-178 (Ala.Civ.App.2002)(quoting from Thompson v. Anserall, Inc., 522 So.2d 284, 286 (Ala.Civ.App.1988).

Furthermore, Alabama law recognizes that certain activities performed by workers may not be solely for the benefit of their employer, but that the actions are incidental to employment, and injuries sustained while performing these incidental activities are also covered by workers compensation. Going to the restroom or lunch at an appropriate place and time is considered an activity incidental to employment because there is some benefit being accrued by the employer, and therefore injuries sustained during these times should be covered.

If your claim for Alabama workers compensation benefits was turned down, don't give up. Call and talk to one the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.

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