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Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers Is my Job protected while I'm on Comp

Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers: Is my Job protected while I'm on Comp? We have been asked this question numerous times by workers who just want to get back to work; will my job be there for me? Is my job protected while I'm on Comp? While I am trying to recover from my job injury?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. Absent some contractual obligation, your employer is not under an obligation to ensure that your job is open and ready for you once you fully recover from your job injury. The fact is that most small or mid-sized companies simply cannot afford to have needed positions left vacant for any extended period of time.

But what about the Family Medical Leave Act; doesn't it force my employer to give me my job back? Even for companies who have over 50 employees, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not force employers to give the same position back to the worker-just a similar job; and the FMLA is only effective for those who miss 12 or less weeks a year from work; if you miss more than 12 weeks, then you can be terminated.

If you have suffered a serious injury and fear that you may lose your job, you should know that in Alabama, you may be entitled to additional vocational benefits should this occur.

At Powell and Denny, out attorneys have over 22 years of individual experience handling serious job injuries, and we can help. If you were hurt at work and you have questions about your rights and how to best proceed with your workers compensation claim, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.

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Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyer Is my job Protected while I'm on Comp

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