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, we wrote a few blog discussing why you may need an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Attorney, if for no other reason than to ask questions, after you have suffered a job injury. Today is the last blog on this matter for the present.
Reason 4-MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK: A question we are always asked during our initial meeting with potential clients is “what are your fees?” We inform everyone that in accordance with Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation laws, we do not charge a fee unless your case settles or you are awarded workers’ compensation benefits by the court at trial, and our fee only applies to the settlement or award of a permanent impairment-we do not take a fee off of you weekly temporary total disability benefits.
Pursuant to Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the attorney fee is capped at 15% of the settlement or court judgment. We are also entitled to reimbursement of our case expenses (costs of medical records, filing fees, deposition costs, etc.), which unlike some Alabama Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, we do not collect unless your case settles or you were awarded workers’ comp benefits by a judge. No up front costs are associated with your workers’ compensation case, so you don’t have to worry about our fee. Only one other state in the Union has lower fees for attorneys in workers’ compensation claims, this is why most law firms do not handle many workers’ compensation claims or have much experience in how to handle a case when things get difficult. At Powell and Denny, workers’ compensation claims have always been a priority and we have handled hundreds of cases throughout the State of Alabama.
If you or someone you care about has suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Law, please do not hesitate to call and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Workers’ Comp 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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