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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (35) Can I use my own insurance to receive medical treatment?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (35) Can I use my own insurance to receive medical treatment?  Generally, NO. Alabama law dictates that your employer has to report a job injury. This is not open for interpretation; at this point your claim should be turned over to your employers’ workers’ compensation insurance carrier. In order to use Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (31) What is an Impairment Rating?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (31) What is an Impairment Rating? What is an impairment rating? After suffering a work injury and receiving medical treatment, you will eventually come to the point where your treating physician states that you are as good as you are going to get; this is known as your date of reaching Read More

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Colorado Ski School Workers Most at Risk for On-The-Job Injuries

Colorado Ski School Workers Most at Risk for On-The-Job Injuries The other day I was reviewing articles covering workers compensation and Social Security Disability issues-as is my wont-when I came across an article that stated that ski instructors in Colorado were the workers most apt to suffer some type of job injury.  Living in Alabama, 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: (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: (16) What are vocational benefits?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (16) What are vocational benefits? If you have suffered a permanent injury to a non scheduled body part (head, neck, shoulders, back, hip, or if you have an injury which detrimentally effects the efficient functioning of your body) and you are no longer able to perform you past work or earn Read More

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