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Alabama Workers Compensation Question: Can my boss cut my pay after I suffered a job injury? Unfortunately, yes-unless you have a contract which specifies your rate of pay. The fact remains that the vast majority of workers do not have any contract, leaving their employer free to cut their pay if they suffer a job injury, but there are remedies available.

If, due to injuries you sustained while performing your job duties, you are not able to earn the same wages you did prior to being hurt at work, and you are still recuperating from said injury, you are entitled to temporary partial disability (tpd) benefits. TPD benefits are 2/3rds of the difference between what you were making prior to your job injury and what you are now earning. If, during your recovery period, you are making $100.00 less a week at work, then you are entitled to $66.67 in ttd benefits per week until (a) your employer increases your pay/hours or (b) you reach maximum medical improvement.

Just like with temporary total disability (ttd) benefits, your right to tpd benefits ends once you reach maximum medical improvement (mmi). At that time, if you have sustained a permanent physical impairment which prevents you from being able to earn the same money you did prior to your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your vocational loss-depending on whether your injury is to a scheduled member (as defined by Ala.Code §25-5-57(a)(3)).

If you or a loved one suffered a work 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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