Job Injury UPS
Job Injury Alabama UPS: If you work for United Parcel Service (UPS), chances are you have suffered a job injury, probably several times.
United Parcel Service workers and their families know that the job required by United Parcel Service is a heavy, hot, strenuous job, and suffering injuries is part of the job.
For many UPS employees we have represented, immediately following their job injury, the worker did not file an accident report with his employer- as pulled muscles, minor burns and sprains are part of the job. Only after a day or two (or weeks) of trying to deal with a pain that simply will not go away do they report their job injury. At this point you may have been informed that you have waited too long to report/give notice of a job injury and therefore they are not entitled to any workers’ compensation benefits. This is rarely true.
In Alabama, a worker has up to 90 days in which to inform his employer about a job injury, and an oral report is just as valid a notice means as a detailed written report. Company policy cannot override law, so if your employer states that “…company policy mandates that all workers’ compensation injuries be reported within 2 days of the occurrence of said injury and since you did not do so you are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits ” (which many injured workers have called to tell us over the years)-they are misinformed about Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation laws and they or their workers’ compensation insurance carrier are still responsible for your medical care and compensation for any permanent physical impairment. Regardless, it is always best to report a job injury as soon as possible.
If you live in Alabama, you are an UPS employee, you were injured at work and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation laws, 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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