Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (4) What if I caused my job accident? Many times our attorneys have received phone calls from injured workers who asked whether they would be entitled to workers comp benefits if they caused or contributed to the on the job accident which caused their job injury. In the vast majority of the cases, the answer is YES.
Alabama’s Workers Comp Statute is in essence a “no-fault” statute. That means that even in the situation where the injured employee inadvertently causes or sets into motion the sequence of events which leads to their job injury, they are still entitled to workers comp benefits. If the injured worker was guilty of some type of willful misconduct and intentionally ignored company lock out procedures or some other safety rule, or was injured as the result of horse play or being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, then their job injuries would not be covered, but pretty much any other job injury falls under our workers’ comp statute.
If you have been informed that your cannot obtain Alabama workers’ comp benefits because your actions caused your job accident, don’t give up. Contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Attorneys at Powell and Denny today.
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