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 you last received temporary total disability benefits, whichever date is latest. If your workmen’s compensation claim has not been settled by this date, or a verified lawsuit filed, by this time, then your right to compensation for your Alabama Workers Comp claim is forever waived; however, in certain instances the statute of limitation can be tolled to allow suit to be brought at a later time (eg. if your employer misled you into believing you had longer to bring suit, your injury was latent for some time or if instead of TTD benefits (Temporary Total Disability) your employer paid you your full salary for less than full work). In later blogs, we will discuss tolling the statute of limitation in some circumstances.
If you have suffered a job injury and have questions about whether you have a compensable workers comp claim, you should not hesitate to speak with an Alabama Workmen’s Compensation Lawyer; the experienced Alabama Workmen’s Compensation attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to discuss your Alabama Workmen’s Compensation claim with you.
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