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1 in 10 Construction Workers Expected to Suffer a Job Injury Annually

1 in 10 Construction Workers Expected to Suffer a Job Injury Annually According to the attached article, annually 1 in 10 construction workers suffer a work injury and 1 in 5 job related deaths which happen occur in the construction industry. 33.5% of all Construction Workers death occur due to falls, 11.1% due to being struck Read More

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Top 10 Work Injuries suffered by Construction Workers

Top 10 Work Injuries suffered by Construction Workers If you are a construction worker in Alabama, you have most likely suffered a job injury before, probably several times.  Construction workers and their families know that you do heavy work which takes a toll on your body.  Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for construction workers to Read More

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Chronic Pain and Psychological Injuries

Chronic Pain and Psychological Injuries Those who suffer serious injuries as a result of a job injury often develop chronic pain issues.  Chronic pain is defined as pain which limits one’s activities and lasts for at least 6 months-and it can be a lifetime problem. Chronic pain often starts with an injury. After the acute Read More

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Top Ten Hazards Working from Home

Top Ten Hazards Working from Home Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more companies were allowing their employees to telecommute and work from home.  That number has jumped exponentially with the arrival of COVID-19 and I believe that working from home is here to stay for many workers.  Given this, there has been Read More

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Herniated disk at L5-S1

Herniated disk at L5-S1 I have a herniated disk at L4-5: Did you know that babies are born with 33 separate vertebras (disks), but that as they grow and develop, 9 of these vertebras (discs) at the base of the spine grow together, meaning that most adults have 24 separate discs, and that these disks Read More

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The ABCs of Workers Compensation

The ABCs of Workers Compensation Workers’ compensation is a unique set of laws in Alabama, with different rules and procedures from general tort law.  As such, workers compensation has developed its own linguistics and phraseology that can be confusing to lawyers who do not emphasize workers’ compensation claims in their practice-more so for injured workers.  Read More

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The ABCs of Workers Compensation

The ABCs of Workers Compensation Workers’ compensation is a unique set of laws in Alabama, with different rules and procedures from general tort law.  As such, workers compensation has developed its own linguistics and phraseology that can be confusing to lawyers who do not emphasize workers’ compensation claims in their practice-more so for injured workers.  Read More

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How is my Average Weekly Wage Calculated

How is my Average Weekly Wage Calculated Not long ago we received an inquiry from a potential client (who we now represent) concerning the amount of their temporary total disability (ttd) check.   The injured worker knew that their workers’ compensation check was based on his average weekly wage, but the amount of their ttd check Read More

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