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Can I Seek Workers’ Compensation After Heat Illness?

Posted on September 22nd, 2018

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 as they are occupational and the… READ MORE

Safety Tips for Alabama Bicycle Riders

Posted on September 19th, 2018

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 for vulnerable road users. Practice the… READ MORE

What Are the Most Common Types of Warehouse Accidents?

Posted on September 17th, 2018

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 environment. Recognizing the most common types… READ MORE

Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel?

Posted on September 12th, 2018

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 could qualify for workers’ compensation benefits… READ MORE

When Should I Appeal an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Denial?

Posted on September 10th, 2018

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 through a lawsuit. The other is… READ MORE

What Are the Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Alabama?

Posted on September 5th, 2018

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. Improper Lane Change The number one… READ MORE

How Is Negligence Determined in a Car Accident?

Posted on September 3rd, 2018

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 a car accident. They do so… READ MORE

Can I File a Car Accident Claim If I Was the Passenger?

Posted on August 26th, 2018

An injury from a car accident can be devastating. If you are a passenger and not in control of the incident, your injuries may be the result of negligence on the part of the person who caused the accident – who may also be the driver of the car you were in at the time of the accident. As a… READ MORE

Who Is Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits in Alabama?

Posted on August 22nd, 2018

Social security disability insurance is a failsafe that protects Americans when they can no longer work or those who can’t work as they had in the past – among other issues. However, many people don’t even realize they are eligible for social security benefits. Any person who has worked and had social security benefits deductions from their paycheck is eligible… READ MORE

What Should I Do If I’m Injured by a Dangerous Product?

Posted on August 20th, 2018

After an injury or illness from a dangerous product, your first step is to seek medical care. Injuries may not be immediate, so you should see a professional to discover the scope of damages. No one should suffer harm from a manufacturer’s negligence. If you have experienced an injury, here are the next steps you should take to establish your… READ MORE

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legal professionals. We even have clients referred to us by insurance lawyers
who opposed us in court. We think that says a lot about our commitment to
integrity and maintaining an open line of communication with our clients
throughout the case."

— Whit Drake