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Healthcare Workers suffer job injuries at a much higher rate than the general populace

The attached article states that “[t]he rates of workplace violence in health care and social assistance settings are five to 12 times higher than the estimated rates for workers overall, according to a Government Accountability Office report from last year… [and] when it comes to attacks, more than 75 percent of the nurses questioned in a Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (18) How do you toll the statute of limitations?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (18) How do you toll the statute of limitations? In our last blog we explained that 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 Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (8) Am I free to see my own doctor for treatment?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (8) After suffering a job injury, am I free to see my own doctor for treatment? If you work in Alabama and have suffered a job injury, you are most likely entitled to benefits under Alabama’s Workers’ Comp Law. Part of your rights under our Worker’ Compensation Law includes your medical Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (7) What if I was off the clock when I was injured?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (7) What if I was off the clock when I was injured? While the majority of job injuries occur while the injured worker was “on the clock,” it is not a mandatory requirement that the employee be clocked in prior to suffering their job injury. In Alabama, an injured employee’s “’employment 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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Tow Truck Operators: 4th Most Dangerous Job in America:

Tow Truck Operators: 4th Most Dangerous Job in America: Did you know that according to a 2016 study by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (a federal agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services), being a Tow Truck Driver is the Fourth Most Dangerous Job in the U.S. (click here to 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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Can I still bring a claim for workers’ compensation benefits if I did not immediately file an injury report?

Please remember- it is not an accident report that is to be filed, it is an INJURY report. This is not just a matter of semantics. Under Alabama law, employers are to file an injury report once they have been informed that one of their employees believes that they have suffered a job injury; there Read More

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