Accident at Work Jim Walter Mines
Have you or someone you care about has suffered an accident at work while working for Jim Walter Mines? If so, and your injury was not the result of you goofing off or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then you have a valid Alabama Workers’ Compensation claim. In the last 30 years, the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers who are employed at Jim Walter Mines.
If you have been injured at work while working for Jim Walter Mines, the first thing you need to do is to report your injury to your supervisor as soon as possible. Often a worker at Jim Walter Mines is not sure if they have suffered a serious injury or just a sprain, so they do not report the injury (providing notice) 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.
Once you have provided notice of you job injury, your workers’ compensation claim should be opened and you should start. In Alabama, in valid workers’ compensation claims, an employer (through their workers’ compensation insurance carrier) must pay for (a) all of the workers’ reasonably necessary medical treatment, (b) reimburse the worker for mileage in driving back and forth for medical treatment or to receive medications; (c) pay the worker 2/3rds of their average weekly wage when off work pursuant to the advice of a physician treating them for their job injuries (until the date they reach maximum medical improvement) and (d) pay compensation to the injured worker for any permanent physical impairment sustained as a result of an on-the-job injury. In exchange for forcing the employer to bear the financial burden when an employee is injured at the job site, the injured worker gives up certain rights and benefits-including the right to compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have been injured at work while working for Jim Walter Mines and have questions about your right to Alabama Workers’ Compensation benefits, don’t hesitate to contact Powell and Denny and speak with one of the experienced workers compensation lawyers and schedule a free consultation.
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Accident at Work Jim Walter Mine