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Alabama Worker Compensation Questions: (6) Preexisting condition

Alabama Worker Compensation Questions: (6) I was told that I was not entitled to workers comp benefits because of a preexisting condition: I could not count the number of times I have had a client come in who was injured at work, but was informed that workers’ comp was refusing to accept liability because 20 Read More

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Alabama Workers Comp Attorneys: What is an Occupational Disease?

Alabama Workers Comp Attorneys: What is an Occupational Disease?  The attached article from NPR is about lung damage being suffered by employees who make Kitchen Countertops.  As the story states: “The fear is that thousands of workers in the United States who create countertops out of what’s known as ‘engineered stone’ may be inhaling dangerous amounts of Read More

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Tow Truck Operators: 4th Most Dangerous Job in America:

Tow Truck Operators: 4th Most Dangerous Job in America: Did you know that according to a 2016 study by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (a federal agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services), being a Tow Truck Driver is the Fourth Most Dangerous Job in the U.S. (click here to Read More

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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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