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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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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: (14) What doe MMI mean?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (14) What doe MMI mean? As mentioned in earlier blogs, temporary total disability benefits (TTD benefits) is the name given to the workers’ compensation check a worker who was injured at work receives during the period of time they are unable to work due to their job injury. TTD benefits are Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (13) What are TPD Benefits?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (13) What are TPD Benefits? Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits is the name give to the workers’ compensation check an injured worker receives during the period of time they are unable to work full time (or earn the same wages that they did prior to their job injury) due to a Read More

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Alabama Workers Comp Questions: (12) What are TTD Benefits: Temporary total disability benefits?

Alabama Workers Comp Questions: (12) What are TTD Benefits: Temporary total disability benefits? Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits is the name given to the workers’ compensation check a worker who was injured at work receives during the period of time they are unable to work due to their job injuries. TTD benefits have three defining Read More

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Alabama Worker Compensation Questions: (6) Preexisting condition

Alabama Worker Compensation Questions: (6) I was told that I was not entitled to workers comp benefits because of a preexisting condition: I could not count the number of times I have had a client come in who was injured at work, but was informed that workers’ comp was refusing to accept liability because 20 Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (5) My boss told me I waited too long to report my injury: NOTICE

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (5) My boss told me I waited too long to report my injury: What is NOTICE? To have a valid claim for workers’ comp benefits due to injuries sustained during an on-the-job injury, it is imperative that the injured worker provide proper notice of their work related injury to their employer. Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (1) Do I have a Claim?

Alabama Workers Comp Questions: (1) Do I have a Claim? In Alabama, for an injured worker to have a compensable workers’ compensation claim, several hurdles have to be cleared. First, the injured worker must actually be an employee of the defendant. While this may sound simple, at times huge battles erupt between defendant’s over who actually Read More

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