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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  March 30, 2023

Tips for a Safer Workplace

Every year, workers in Alabama and around the country lose their lives in fatal workplace accidents. Those who survive may suffer serious and lasting injuries or permanent disabilities. Although employers have a legal obligation to ensure reasonably safe work environments, many cut corners and violate safety policies to save time or money. Protect yourself...
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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  March 20, 2023

What Makes a Dangerous Work Environment?

Workers in Alabama are only as safe as their workplaces. Despite many state and federal regulations that control work conditions and require safety measures, serious and fatal workplace accidents occur every year. Unsafe working conditions can take many forms in a dangerous workplace. Knowing how to identify and report hazardous conditions could keep you...
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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  November 14, 2022

Common Reasons Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied

If you get injured on the job in Alabama, the no-fault workers’ compensation system should make it easy for you to collect financial compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, these claims are not always simple or successful without the help of an experienced workers' compensation attorney in Birmingham. Workers’ compensation insurance...
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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  April 27, 2022

A Guide to Workers’ Compensation Claims in Alabama

If you suffer an injury or illness at work in Alabama, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp is a no-fault system in Alabama that provides financial compensation to eligible employees. Most employees in Alabama can receive workers’ compensation benefits after on-the-job accidents and injuries. Learn more about this program to...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 17, 2018

How Do Dock Electrocutions Happen?

Dock electrocutions are a serious – if lesser-known – risk of drowning in Alabama. They can cause electric shock drowning, or a death that occurs when swimmers encounter electric currents while swimming. The electric shock itself may be strong enough to kill the swimmer, or it may incapacitate the swimmer enough to cause drowning....
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Posted by Editor  |  November 13, 2018

Can Workers Injured During Horseplay Get Workers’ Compensation?

Most American employees are aware that the workers’ compensation can help them recover after a work-related injury or illness, but what happens when employees cause harm to themselves due to recklessness or carelessness? If a worker suffers an injury due to worksite horseplay, then his or her deviation from job duties will likely influence...
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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  |  July 9, 2018

Are Welders Who Work with Stainless Steel at Risk?

Welding can pose hidden health risks for workers. Many long-term medical problems can affect professional welders – especially those who don’t take care of their health and safety from the beginning. Typical welding processes are already dangerous without proper safety gear, but welding with stainless steel might come with a unique, additional hazard: inhaling...
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Posted by Editor  |  April 9, 2018

When Would You File a 3rd Party Claim in Workplace Injury?

Alabama’s workers’ compensation program might not be the only means of recovery available to you as an injured employee. As is the case in most states, Alabama’s workers’ compensation program does not prevent an employee from pursuing additional damages in a personal injury lawsuit – as long as the defendant is a third party...
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