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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (42) Can I file for workers compensation benefits if I was only a part time employee?

Can I file for workers compensation benefits if I was only a part time employee? Through the years the Alabama Job Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny have spoken to numerous injured workers who thought that their work injury would not be covered under Alabama’s workers compensation laws because they were a part time employee. This is simply not the case.
Alabama’s Workers Compensation Statute defines an employee/worker as “every person in the service of another under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written….” The number of hours you work each work is only relevant in determining your average weekly wage. As long as the injured worker can show that (i) they were hurt at work, (ii) that their employer has 5 or more regular employees, (iii) that they were hurt at work while performing their job duties and (iv) that they provided timely notice of being hurt at work to their employer, then they have a valid workers comp claim and are entitled to all right provided by the Alabama Workers Compensation laws.

If you live in Alabama and you have questions about your rights under Alabama’s Workers Comp Statute, don’t hesitate to contact one of the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.

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