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Do Workers’ Compensation Laws violate Human Rights?

The attached article is about the United Nations looking at the Canadian Workers’ Compensation system to determine if their laws violate the Human Rights of Injured Workers.  Specifically, the U.N. is looking to The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (21) What are the Lawyer’s Fees?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (21) What are the Lawyer’s Fees? A question we are always asked during our initial meeting with potential clients is “what are your fees?” We inform everyone that in accordance with Alabama’s Workers Comp laws, we do not charge a fee unless your case settles or you are awarded workers’ comp Read More

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Healthcare Workers suffer job injuries at a much higher rate than the general populace

The attached article states that “[t]he rates of workplace violence in health care and social assistance settings are five to 12 times higher than the estimated rates for workers overall, according to a Government Accountability Office report from last year… [and] when it comes to attacks, more than 75 percent of the nurses questioned in a Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (20) Does a failed drug test mean I cannot get comp benefits?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (20) Does a failed drug test mean I cannot get comp benefits? If you work in Alabama and have suffered a workplace injury, you are probably entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation laws; however, if the injured worker failed a drug test given afterwards, they may be Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (19) Is it true that comp will pay my medical bills for life?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (19) Is it true that comp will pay my medical bills for life?  YES. Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation law states that your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier is responsible for paying for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to a work injury for the rest of your life. Should you settle Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (18) How do you toll the statute of limitations?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (18) How do you toll the statute of limitations? In our last blog we explained that 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 Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (16) What are vocational benefits?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (16) What are vocational benefits? If you have suffered a permanent injury to a non scheduled body part (head, neck, shoulders, back, hip, or if you have an injury which detrimentally effects the efficient functioning of your body) and you are no longer able to perform you past work or earn Read More

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Need a Second Opinion?

Alabama Workers Compensation Attorneys Need a Second Opinion? While I disagree with this lawyer calling another one a “scumbag,” our firm also often receives calls from injured workers whom have been given pretty bad legal advice. Just earlier this year I met with an individual who stated they injured themselves at work and that they hired Read More

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