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Birmingham Workman Compensation Lawyer Injury Report not Accident Report

Birmingham Workman Compensation Lawyer Injury Report not Accident Report

Birmingham Workman Compensation Lawyer Injury Report not Accident Report:If you were hurt on the job and suffered a job injury, you are most likely entitled to workers comp benefits; however, you will never receive any workers comp benefits if you do not first file a claim.

The first step: It is not an accident report that is to be filed, it is an INJURY report. This is not just a matter of semantics. According to Alabama law, employers are to file an injury report once they have been informed that one of their employees believes that they have suffered a job injury; there is not such obligation to file an accident report. If you believe that you were hurt at work, you have to tell your boss that you believe you were injured; simply saying that you were involved in an accident is not sufficient--your employer must know that you are claiming to have been hurt in said accident.

Secondly: You have 90 days from the occurrence of the job injury to provide notice to your employer, but it is always the best policy to inform your employer immediately if you believe you have suffered a job injury.

Once you have informed your employer that you have suffered a job injury and desire medical treatment, your employer has an obligation to inform the Alabama Department of Labor of the fact one of their employees has suffered a job injury and they are to file a First Report of Injury with the State and file a claim with their workers comp insurance provider.

If your employer refuses to file an Injury Report, then you should contact the Alabama Department of Labor at (334) 353-0690 and report your employer's refusal. They will then contact your employer and an injury report should be filed in a timely manner thereafter.

If you work in Birmingham, Alabama or the surrounding area, you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights to Alabama Workers Compensation benefits, please do not hesitate to contact and SPEAK WITH one of the experienced Birmingham Workman Compensation Lawyers attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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