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Misrepresentation of previous medical problems

Misrepresentation of previous medical problems Misrepresentation of previous medical problems: Through the years we have been practicing, our attorneys have had occasion to speak with injured workers who called to complain that their workers compensation claim was being denied because the workers compensation insurance carrier claimed that they had misrepresented a medical condition in their Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (29) Do I have to have Surgery if I don’t want it?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (29) Do I have to have Surgery if I don’t want it? Do I have to have surgery if I don’t want it? If you have suffered a compensable job injury in Alabama, you have to see the company doctor. You are also obliged to cooperate with the treatment recommended by 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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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: (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: (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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