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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: How long do I have to file a claim for Alabama workers' compensation benefits?

In order to have a valid claim for workers' compensation benefits, it is imperative that the injured worker provide proper notice of their work related injury to their employer. Notice I said notice of an INJURY. Notice of an accident is not sufficient; your employer must know that you believe you may have been injured as a result of your on the job accident.

Often times a worker is not sure if they have suffered a serious injury or just a sprain, so they do not report the injury at first, but only later file a workers' compensation injury report when their pain refuses to go away. We have spoken to numerous people who have called our office after being told by their employer that they had waited too long to report/give notice of a job injury and therefore they are not entitled to any workers' compensation benefits. This is rarely true and is usually an intentional lie.

While it is true that according to Ala.Code §25-5-78, an injured workers is supposed to provide written notice of a workplace injury within 5 days of the on-the-job injury, but this section goes on to state that, in Alabama, a worker has up to 90 days in which to inform his employer about a job injury. An oral report is just as valid a notice means as a detailed written report.

Company policy cannot override law, so if your employer states that "...company policy mandates that all workers' compensation injuries be reported within 2 days of the occurrence of said injury and since you did not do so you are not eligible for workers' compensation benefits " (which several injured workers have called to tell us over the years)-they are lying to you.

Having stated this, it is always best to report a potential job injury as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one suffered a workplace injury and you have questions about your right to Alabama Workers' Compensation benefits, don't hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.

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