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Alabama Job Injury Lawyers Tell the Truth on your Job Application

Alabama Job Injury Lawyers Tell the Truth on your Job Application

Alabama Job Injury Lawyers Tell the Truth on your Job Application: In the South, we are taught to tell the truth. We all know that lying only leads to more headaches down the road. This is especially true when you are completing a Job Application and you are asked about previous injuries or pre-existing problems.

Many times employees simply blow through any questionnaires about their physical condition. If they are feeling good now, they figure any old injury is immaterial. Additionally, many fear that being truthful about old injuries might compromise their ability to get the job for which they are applying. No harm, no foul, right?

Wrong; if you are asked a straight forward question, tell the truth. Failure to do so could lead to a forfeiture of your right to Alabama Workers Compensation benefits should you re-injure the same body part while working at your new job. Moreover, according to Alabama law, even if your employer has actual knowledge of any previous injuries, a lie on your job application may still lead to your inability to obtain workers compensation benefits should you injure a body part you lied about in your job application.

Having stated this, in order to be estopped from obtaining workers compensation benefits after suffering a job injury, your job application had to have very specific language informing you of the law on this subject. If said language is missing, then this defense has no teeth.

If you were hurt at work and have questions about your rights and how best to proceed in your claim for workers compensation benefits in Alabama, please do not hesitate to contact the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.

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Alabama Job Injury Lawyers Tell the Truth on your Job Application

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