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Alabama’s Statute of Limitations Explained

Alabama’s Statute of Limitations Explained If you suffered a workplace injury in Alabama, to have a compensable workers’ compensation claim, several hurdles have to be cleared: (1) the injured worker must actually be an employee of the defendant; (2) your employer must be subject to Alabama’s workers’ compensation laws; (3) you must show that (i) Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (27) Can I take a New Job while pursuing a workers’ compensation claim?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (27) Can I take a New Job while pursuing a workers’ compensation claim? Of course you can, and if the new job is one you can perform and is better for you and your family, I believe you have an obligation to do what is best for you and yours. Suffering Read More

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Workers Compensation Benefits continue Declining

Workers Compensation Benefits continue Declining The attached story has some good news-but more bad news. Yes, benefits paid out to injured workers have been steadily falling over the past few years. Some of the decline in benefits is due to safer work conditions-which is great news for injured workers, but as the article goes on to Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (22) Workers comp denied my Claim; What do I Do?

Worker’ Comp denied my Claim; what do I do? If your claim for workers compensation benefits was denied, don’t give up. Often the reason for the denial is because the workers compensation adjuster says the job accident was not the cause for the injury; rather, it was caused by an old injury. As we have Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (19) Is it true that comp will pay my medical bills for life?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (19) Is it true that comp will pay my medical bills for life?  YES. Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation law states that your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier is responsible for paying for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to a work injury for the rest of your life. Should you settle Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (17) What is the Statute of Limitations?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (17) What is the Statute of Limitations? The Statute of Limitations is the statutorily prescribed limitation on a person’s right to bring a legal action. For an Alabama Workmen’s Compensation claim, the statute of limitation is 2 years from the date of your job injury, or two years from the date 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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