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Four Years after damning investigations-Alabama still has not taken any steps to protect the rights of injured workers

Four years after NPR and ProPublica did an investigation into the decline of workers compensation benefits for injured workers-and PBS’s NewsHour did their own segment (click here). Alabama was an example of how bad it has gotten for injured workers. At the same time the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) and the U.S. Department Read More

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Construction workers face higher risk of severe spinal injuries

“This study demonstrates that the construction industry is still experiencing a high burden of work-related spinal trauma, particularly related to falls, despite safety measures being in place.” The most common back injury we see with our clients are herniated discs. A herniated disc (also called a herniated disk, a herniated nucleus pulposus, disc protrusion, disc extrusion, Read More

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New Marriage Law in Alabama

Getting married in Alabama is now as easy as having your signature notarized (and we have two notary publics at Powell and Denny). Seems a lot of fuss by the Legislature just so Probate Offices in the State don’t have to give Marriage Licenses to same-sex couples, but you have to remember that when our forefathers Read More

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Vets, PTSD and Social Security Disability Benefits

It’s heartbreaking every time you see an article about a Vet dying by suicide. In 2016, 128 Alabama veterans took their own lives, a rate of 34.2 per 100,000 people, far above the rate of 20.5 for the overall population. The things our Service Men and Women see and do, what they suffer-both physically and mentally-is Read More

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Alabama Disability Attorneys: What’ Difference between SSDI and SSI Benefits

Alabama Disability Attorney: What’s the Difference between SSDI and SSI Benefits? As has been shown in some of our earlier posts, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance.  To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must show that (i) you meet the legal definition of being disabled and (ii) that you are insured for disability purposes. You Read More

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