Every day in Alabama, a worker suffers some type of job injury*; while most of the incidents are minor in nature and require only one or two visits to the workers’ compensation physician, it is not always easy to tell whether an injury is merely a sprained muscle or something which will require surgery. What you do immediately following any job injury could have long lasting results on you and any potential workers’ compensation claim. With this in mind, in the next few blogs, we will be discussing why you may need an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Attorney, if for no other reason to ask questions, after you have suffered a job injury.
The first reason you may need to speak with an Alabama Workers Compensation Attorney is because it is your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier who will be making the decisions about your medical care and compensation, not your employer. Countless times the Alabama Workers Compensation Attorneys at Powell and Denny have spoken with injured workers who repeatedly stated that they loved their job and that they were shocked when their claim for workers’ compensation benefits were denied because they thought they were friends with their employer. We inform those injured workers that it is not their employer calling the shots in whether to deny or accept their workers’ compensation claim; rather, it is the insurance company. Insurance companies are not flesh and blood people with feelings, they are businesses whose primary purpose is to make money, and that necessarily involves doing their best not to pay out every viable claim.
Workers’ Compensation carriers have a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders–not to the injured worker.
If you have suffered a job related injury, but you have been informed that liability has been denied, don’t give up. Call and speak with one of our experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Attorney at Powell and Denny today.
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Powell and Denny have been selected as one of the Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last 5 years, selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 3 years and the law firm of Powell and Denny, P.C. has been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs).
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The workers’ comp attorneys at Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers from and in Florence, Scottsboro, Athens, Enterprise, Tuscaloosa, Ft. Payne, Tuscumbia, Phenix City, Selma, Gadsden, Scottsboro, Jasper, Sheffield, Alexander City, Harvest, Hartselle, New Market, Ardmore, Town Creek, Decatur, New Hope, Bridgeport, Attalla, Bessemer, Fairfield, Hueytown, Tarrant, Vestavia, Oxford, Talladega, Sylacauga, Wetumpka, Clanton, Calera, West Blocton, Woodstock, Eutaw, Andalusia, Mobile, and everywhere in between.
* also referred to by the following phrases: Injured at Work; Hurt at Work, Hurt on the Job, Workplace Injury, Work place accident, Workers’ Compensation, Workers’ Comp; Work Injury, Work Injuries, Workman’s Compensation, Workman’s Comp, On the Job Injury, Injured on the Job.
Why You May Need an Alabama Workers Compensation Attorney