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Tractor-Trailer Operators Rank 6th for Job Injuries that Involve Missed Time from Work.

If you are a truck driver for one of Alabama’s numerous transit companies (Alabama Freight, AMX Trucking, Boyd Brothers, Baggett Transportation, BPI Transportation, Malone Freight, etc.), this article by the U.S. Department of Labor isn’t shocking in the slightest-but it caught me by surprise. According to the Department of Labor, Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers 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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When choosing a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer-EXPERIENCE Counts

Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers: Experience Counts: If you live in Alabama and have been hurt at work, hopefully you did not suffer a serious work injury, but if you did-or if you just have questions about your rights-it will probably be in your best interest at least speak with an experienced Alabama Workers Comp Lawyer. Read More

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Lawsuit accuses doctor of bias against injured workers

I wish the facts as set forth in this piece were rare and uncommon, but I’d be lying if I said that there weren’t certain physicians in Alabama whom the workers’ compensation insurance carrier sends injured workers to see because they KNOW what the doctor will do and say.  Physical Therapy will be ordered, the injured worker 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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Can I take a new Job?

Yes. If a better job becomes available, you should always do what is best for you and your family. Having stated this, you should be aware of how changing jobs could affect your workers compensation claim. First, if you are off work due to a job injury and are drawing temporary total disability benefits (ttd), Read More

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Workers’ Comp denied my Claim. What do I do?

  If your claim for workers’ compensation benefits was denied, don’t give up. One of the reason for the denial of a legitimate workers’ compensation claim I hear is because the workers’ compensation adjuster says the job accident was not the cause for the injury; rather, it was caused by an old injury. As we Read More

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Can I file for workers compensation benefits if I was only a part time employee?

Through the years our attorneys have spoken to numerous injured workers who thought that their work injury would not be covered under Alabama’s workers’ compensation laws because they were a part-time employee-this is simply not the case. Alabama’s Workers Compensation Statute defines an employee/worker as “every person in the service of another under any contract Read More

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