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What is a Panel of Four?

What is a Panel of Four? If you work in Alabama and you have sustained a workers compensation injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including your right to medical treatment-which includes your right to a Panel of Four, but you probably aren’t sure what a Panel of Four is; hopefully, this blog Read More

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What is Workers Compensation

What is Workers Compensation What is Workers Compensation?  Workers Compensation laws began as a response to unrest between labor and employers in the 1920’s and a societally sense of “fairness.” Prior to the advent of workers compensation laws, if a worker was injured at work, there only recourse was to sue their employer under general Read More

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1 in 10 Construction Workers Expected to Suffer a Job Injury Annually

1 in 10 Construction Workers Expected to Suffer a Job Injury Annually According to the attached article, annually 1 in 10 construction workers suffer a work injury and 1 in 5 job related deaths which happen occur in the construction industry. 33.5% of all Construction Workers death occur due to falls, 11.1% due to being struck Read More

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Workers Compensation and Working at Home

Workers Compensation and Working at Home We have previously written blogs on what a person needs to show in order to have a valid workers’ compensation claim in Alabama, but to summarize that blog, a worker has to be able to show that (1) they were the employee of the defendant, (2) that their employer had 5 Read More

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Job Injuries not being Reported

Job Injuries not being Reported UPS employees 399,000 workers and moves approximately 3 million packages each day; they made $4.3Billion Dollars in profit in 2018. Without a doubt they are a huge success-so why do they feel as though they have to cheat injured workers of their workers’ compensation benefits? The attached story gives horrifying examples Read More

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Powell and Denny: Working for Injured Workers

Powell and Denny: Working for Injured Workers Not terribly long ago I read an article dealing with a workers’ compensation lawsuit brought in another State. In this case, the injured worker asks questions of the defendant during discovery regarding whether the workers compensation insurance carrier had given any monetary donations or gifts to the board Read More

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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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