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Posted by Editor  |  September 22, 2018

Can I Seek Workers’ Compensation After Heat Illness?

Workers’ compensation relieves the financial burden from the shoulders of injured employees, so they can focus on healing rather than medical bills and wage losses. State workers’ compensation systems provide no-questions-asked benefits to most employees who suffer injuries or illnesses while performing job-related tasks. Almost all injuries and illnesses qualify for benefits, as long...
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Posted by Editor  |  September 19, 2018

Safety Tips for Alabama Bicycle Riders

Bicycling may be a popular method of transportation in Alabama, but it isn’t always the safest. In 2015, 185 Alabama bicyclists suffered injuries and nine others died. More than one-fifth (21%) of these accidents involved injured bicyclists who were 15 and younger. Negligent and distracted drivers are making Alabama’s roadways more dangerous than ever...
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Posted by Editor  |  September 17, 2018

What Are the Most Common Types of Warehouse Accidents?

The warehouse is a common setting for personal injury accidents in the workplace. Warehouses contain a number of personal injury risks, such as heavy machinery, trucks, forklifts, conveyor belts, ladders, lifts, shelves, and greasy floors. Warehouse workers can suffer serious and even fatal injuries if employers fail to ensure the safety of the work...
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Posted by Editor  |  September 12, 2018

Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel?

When you hear “workers’ compensation,” you might imagine a slip and fall, car accident, or act of violence – some type of one-time incident that causes injuries. Most employees do not think about repetitive motion or musculoskeletal injuries that can occur over time, such as carpal tunnel. Yet these are also work-related injuries that...
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Posted by Editor  |  September 10, 2018

When Should I Appeal an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Denial?

The Alabama Department of Labor denying your workers’ compensation claim doesn’t necessarily mean the end of your recovery journey. There may be other outlets to obtain financial compensation for your workplace accident. You generally have two ways to resolve a workers’ compensation case dispute involving a claim denial. One is to challenge the decision...
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Posted by Editor  |  September 5, 2018

What Are the Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Alabama?

In 2015, 8,484 traffic accidents in Alabama involved large trucks. These accidents caused 118 deaths and 2,367 personal injuries. Truck accidents almost always cause worse injuries to passenger vehicle occupants than to those in commercial trucks. Below is a list of the most common factors involved in truck accidents, based on real crash data....
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Posted by Editor  |  September 3, 2018

How Is Negligence Determined in a Car Accident?

Alabama is a “fault” or “tort” car accident state. This means the driver or other party that is at-fault for the car accident will be the one responsible for paying damages, through his or her auto insurance company. It is often up to police officers, crash investigators, and insurance companies to determine fault for...
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