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Huntsville Workers Compensation Lawyers How do I file a Workers Compensation Claim

Huntsville Workers Compensation Lawyers: How do I file a workers compensation claim? 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 to filing a claim for workers comp benefits in Alabama is to inform your employer of the fact you did suffer a work injury; this can be done by informing your supervisor of this fact, H.R. department or other company officials whom you have been informed should be told of any job injury. It is important to be sure to tell your employer that you have suffered a job injury and that you want medical treatment. Job injuries open the door to the worker receiving workers comp benefits, a job accident in which an injury did not result does not entitle the worker to any benefits, so simply telling your boss that you were involved in a job accident will not start the ball moving on your Alabama workers comp claim.

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.

What if my boss refuses to file Injury Report? By law, if a workers claims to have suffered a work injury (not just having a job accident, but suffering an injury), then the employer is supposed to file a First Report of Injury with the Alabama Department of Labor. If your employer simply refuses to do this, what do you do?

The first thing we tell the injured worker to do is to 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. The next thing we bring up is whether they need to speak with an attorney to see if they believe they should hire an attorney to represent them in their claim for workers compensation benefits. If your employer is already saying that they don't believe you or is refusing to file an Accident report for whatever reason, chances are that you will need a lawyer somewhere down the line.

If you work in the Metro Huntsville region, you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation system, please do not hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Huntsville Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at POWELL AND DENNY.

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