Alabama Workers Compensation It isn’t Fair
The other day I was reading an article about where in Nebraska, a bill was submitted which calls for raising benefits received by workers who suffered job injuries because the amount they receive is not enough to cover what they actually loose as the result of a serious work injury. And this is true, especially here in Alabama.
If you work in Alabama and have suffered a work-related injury, it doesn’t take long before you will come to realize that the workers compensation system set up to assist injured workers in Alabama is not fair.
It is not fair that if your work injury prevents you from working, you are limited to 2/3rds of your average weekly wage in compensation, while Alabama Power or the mortgage company still demand that you pay 100% of their bill.
It isn’t fair that you have to go to the doctor workers comp tells you to see instead of you getting to see a physician who you know is a good doctor; someone with whom you have a history or that you are prevented from choosing a surgeon with an outstanding reputation.
It isn’t fair that if your injury is to a scheduled member (hand, foot, leg, arm, etc) and said injury prevents you from being able to return to your chosen profession, you are severely limited in the compensation you can receive.
It isn’t fair that the workers’ comp insurance carrier has a team of lawyers and nurses working against you from day one, yet they treat you like they care in hopes of getting you to trust them so they can lessen the value of your claim.
It isn’t fair that the workers comp carrier and their attorneys know about the law, but they have no obligation to explain to the injured work what rights they have or what they are entitled to in compensation.
It isn’t fair that an injured worker cannot receive compensation for mental anguish or punitive damages under Alabama’s comp system.
The Alabama Workers Comp system isn’t “fair;” that is why it is so important if you have suffered a serious job injury that you arm yourself with an attorney whose practice centers on handling Alabama Job Injury claims and not a firm that spends millions advertising for car wreck cases and only handles a few workers compensation claims here and there.
If you have 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 Comp Lawyers at Powell and Denny today to schedule a free consultation in person, or virtually through Zoom if you prefer.
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Alabama Workers Comp Claim It isn’t Fair