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Decline in Workers Compensation Benefits

Decline in Workers Compensation Benefits According to the attached article, benefits received by injured workers have been steadily dropping. Some of the decline in benefits is due to safer work conditions, but a LOT is related to the fact “that many injured workers are not receiving the cash benefits and/or medical care they need, and that Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (22) Workers comp denied my Claim; What do I Do?

Worker’ Comp denied my Claim; what do I do? If your claim for workers compensation benefits was denied, don’t give up. Often the reason for the denial is because the workers compensation adjuster says the job accident was not the cause for the injury; rather, it was caused by an old injury. As we have Read More

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Do Workers’ Compensation Laws violate Human Rights?

The attached article is about the United Nations looking at the Canadian Workers’ Compensation system to determine if their laws violate the Human Rights of Injured Workers.  Specifically, the U.N. is looking to The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (21) What are the Lawyer’s Fees?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (21) What are the Lawyer’s Fees? A question we are always asked during our initial meeting with potential clients is “what are your fees?” We inform everyone that in accordance with Alabama’s Workers Comp laws, we do not charge a fee unless your case settles or you are awarded workers’ comp Read More

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Healthcare Workers suffer job injuries at a much higher rate than the general populace

The attached article states that “[t]he rates of workplace violence in health care and social assistance settings are five to 12 times higher than the estimated rates for workers overall, according to a Government Accountability Office report from last year… [and] when it comes to attacks, more than 75 percent of the nurses questioned in a Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (20) Does a failed drug test mean I cannot get comp benefits?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (20) Does a failed drug test mean I cannot get comp benefits? If you work in Alabama and have suffered a workplace injury, you are probably entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation laws; however, if the injured worker failed a drug test given afterwards, they may be Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (19) Is it true that comp will pay my medical bills for life?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (19) Is it true that comp will pay my medical bills for life?  YES. Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation law states that your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier is responsible for paying for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to a work injury for the rest of your life. Should you settle Read More

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Can I receive Social Security Disability while receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Can I receive Social Security Disability while receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits? Over the last 28 years, we have been asked this question several times; can one apply for and receive Social Security Disability benefits while they are receiving workers’ compensation benefits? The answer is YES-although as the attached article references, workers’ compensation and other public disability Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (18) How do you toll the statute of limitations?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (18) How do you toll the statute of limitations? In our last blog we explained that the Statute of Limitations is the statutorily prescribed limitation on a person’s right to bring a legal action. For an Alabama Workmen’s Compensation claim, the statute of limitation is 2 years from the date of Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (17) What is the Statute of Limitations?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (17) What is the Statute of Limitations? The Statute of Limitations is the statutorily prescribed limitation on a person’s right to bring a legal action. For an Alabama Workmen’s Compensation claim, the statute of limitation is 2 years from the date of your job injury, or two years from the date Read More

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