Job Injury Boyd Brothers Trucking
Job Injury Boyd Brothers Trucking: If you work at Boyd Brothers Trucking in Alabama, chances are that at some point you have suffered a job injury. Most job injuries are minor in nature, and suffering aches and pains are part of the job when you do the type of physical and repetitive work required at Boyd Brothers; unfortunately, it is often difficult to know whether your injury is merely another muscle strain or something more serious-like a herniated disc or rotator cuff tear.
The fact is that most of the time job injuries are not reported when they initially occur. Only after days of suffering with a pain that will not go away does the injured worker finally report the incident. We have spoken to numerous people who have called our office after being told by their employer that they had waited too long to report/give notice of a workplace injury and therefore they are not entitled to any workers’ compensation benefits. This is rarely true and may be an intentional lie.
While it is true that according to Ala.Code §25-5-78, an injured workers is supposed to provide written notice of a workplace injury within 5 days of the on-the-job injury, but this section goes on to state that, in Alabama, a worker has up to 90 days in which to inform his employer about a job injury. An oral report is just as valid a notice means as a detailed written report.
Once you have provided notice of you job injury, your workers’ compensation claim should be opened and you should start. In Alabama, in valid workers’ compensation claims, an employer (through their workers’ compensation insurance carrier) must pay for (a) all of the workers’ reasonably necessary medical treatment, (b) reimburse the worker for mileage in driving back and forth for medical treatment or to receive medications; (c) pay the worker 2/3rds of their average weekly wage when off work pursuant to the advice of a physician treating them for their job injuries (until the date they reach maximum medical improvement) and (d) pay compensation to the injured worker for any permanent physical impairment sustained as a result of an on-the-job injury. In exchange for forcing the employer to bear the financial burden when an employee is injured at the job site, the injured worker gives up certain rights and benefits-including the right to compensation for pain and suffering.
If you were hurt at work while employed by Boyd Brothers and you are having difficulty receiving your workers’ compensation benefits, or if you just have questions about your right to Alabama Workers’ Compensation benefits, don’t hesitate to contact Powell and Denny and speak with one of the experienced workers compensation lawyers and schedule a free consultation.
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Job Injury Boyd Brothers Trucking