Do I have a Right to a Jury Trial.
Most injured workers know that they have a right to a trial on their workers compensation case, and most of them believe that this includes a right to a jury trial; this simply is not the case. In Alabama, workers compensation trials are bench trials, which means that the judge who deals with all the Pre-Trial arguments and discussions is the same person who hears all the evidence at trial and issues a decision. This is a good system for injured workers, as the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Statute is not an easy thing for laymen to navigate and our judges in North Alabama are knowledgeable of our workers’ comp laws.
Bench trials are the only means of trying a case in Alabama unless the defendant argues that your job injury was the result of some form of willful misconduct on your part.
If you suffered a work injury, you live or work anywhere in North Alabama, and you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim and would like to speak with experienced workers compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny would appreciate the chance to help you.
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