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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Workplace Accident in Alabama? What Are My Options?
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k28t3tNjS8[/embed] You have just suffered a serious injury in a workplace accident. Confused about your rights and options? Alabama law provides several remedies, some better than others. This article will discuss the choices that may be available to you. Step 1 - Is it covered by Alabama worker's compensation law? Alabama law requires employers...Read More
Employer Subrogation in Alabama
Of all the calculations and formulas used to calculate benefits and liabilities in worker's compensation case, none have proven to be as frustrating and perplexing as the formula used to determine the subrogation rights of the employer when there has been a third-party recovery by the injured employee. Alabama Code Section 25-5-11 bestows subrogation...Read More
Work Amputation Compensation In Alabama: Time for Change
If you have lost a limb while on the job, by now you have discovered Alabama's backward and out-dated system of compensation for amputation injuries occurring in the workplace. Shockingly, while most states require the employer and worker's comp carrier to pay for past and future lost wages and any vocational disability, Alabama has...Read More