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$750,000 Wrongful Termination Verdict in Bessemer, Alabama

$750,000 Wrongful Termination Verdict in Bessemer, Alabama

Last Friday our firm received a verdict for $750,000 for our client against Hanna Truck Lines in a Wrongful Termination suit brought in Bessemer, AL.  Our client was a professional truck driver for Hanna Truck Lines and had an exemplary record up until the day he suffered a torn rotator cuff while performing his job duties.  Within 90 days of his job injury, he had been terminated.

Our firm was hired, and we filed suit for both workers compensation benefits and for wrongful termination.  We were able to obtain a permanent total disability verdict for our client in his workers compensation claim, and later a verdict for $750,000 in the retaliatory discharge suit.

$15,000 is all the defendant offered to settle.

In Alabama, your employer cannot fire you solely because you have reported and sought workers’ compensation benefits related to a job injury, and this is difficult to prove as no employer will ever admit that they fired an employee in retaliation for seeking workers’ compensation benefits and they don’t put it in writing.  Typically, you have to prove your case through circumstantial evidence and a lot of legal elbow grease.

If you suffered a job injury and subsequently were fired for reasons you know aren’t true, you could have a claim for both workers compensation and wrongful termination benefits.  If you have questions about a potential wrongful termination claim or about your right to Alabama workers compensation benefits, don’t hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced attorneys at Powell and Denny today to schedule a face-to-face meeting, or a virtual appointment via Zoom.

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Powell and Denny have been selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last 9 years, have been selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 5 years, have been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs) and Powell and Denny, P.C.-has been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” law firms by The American Registry.

Mr. Denny is AV rated by Martindale Hubbard (the highest rating possible) and Mr. Powell has been rated as Superior by The National Registry

+ Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers from Birmingham, Huntsville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Athens, Decatur, Town Creek Ardmore, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, New Hope, Guntersville, Albertville, Boaz, Ashville, Anniston, Gadsden, Cullman, Jasper, Gardendale, Morris, Kimberly, Centerpoint, Leeds, Tarrant City, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Adger, Tuscaloosa, Cordova, Alabaster, Pelham, Harpersville, Opelika, Phenix City, Montgomery, Clanton, Calera, Enterprise, Monroeville, Mobile, Evergreen, Alabaster, Pelham, Trussville and towns and cities in between.

$750,000 Wrongful Termination Verdict in Bessemer, Alabama

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