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Alabama Job Injury Lawyers   Tell the Truth on your Job Application     

Alabama Job Injury Lawyers        Tell the Truth on your Job Application     

Tell the Truth on your Job Application: In the South, we are taught to tell the truth.  We all know that lying only leads to more headaches down the road.  This is especially true when you are completing a Job Application and you are asked about previous injuries or pre-existing problems.

Many times, employees simply blow through any questionnaires about their physical condition.  If they are feeling good now, they figure any old injury is immaterial.  Additionally, many fear that being truthful about old injuries might compromise their ability to get the job for which they are applying.  No harm, no foul, right?

Wrong; if you are asked a straightforward question, tell the truth.  Failure to do so could lead to a forfeiture of your right to Alabama Workers Compensation benefits should you re-injure the same body part while working at your new job.  Moreover, according to Alabama law, even if your employer has actual knowledge of any previous injuries, a lie on your job application may still lead to your inability to obtain workers compensation benefits should you injure a body part you lied about in your job application.

Having stated this, in order to be estopped from obtaining workers compensation benefits after suffering a job injury, your job application had to have very specific language informing you of the law on this subject.  If said language is missing, then this defense has no teeth—but again-your Mother was right: Always Tell the Truth.

If you have suffered a work injury 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.  Appointments are available in person, or virtually through Zoom for your convenience from wherever you live.

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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.


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