Through the years our attorneys 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 suffered a work injury, you live or work in anywhere in North Alabama, and you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim and would like to speak with an experienced North Alabama Workmen’s Compensation attorney, the workers compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny would appreciate the chance to help you.
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