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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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Basics to Alabama Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Basics to Alabama Workers’ Compensation Benefits If you work in Alabama and have suffered a work injury, chances are you are not sure what your rights are to workers compensation benefits or how to go about protecting your rights.  You probably don’t know a lawyer to ask either (I didn’t know any lawyers until I Read More

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The High Cost of Workers Comp

The High Cost of Workers Comp Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers The High Cost of Workers Comp: Earlier this month I spoke on the the phone with one of my workers compensation clients; they informed me that the stress and financial problems he and his family have been forced to go through during the pendency of Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (32) How Much am I paid under Workers Compensation?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (32) How Much am I paid under Workers Compensation? How much am I paid under Workers Compensation? If you suffered a job injury and have a valid Alabama Workers Compensation claim, you may be entitled to different types of monetary compensation. The most common type of compensation is temporary total disability 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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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: (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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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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