Alabama Workplace Accident Lawyer

If you work in North Alabama or Central Alabama and have suffered a workplace accident, you may be entitled to benefits under Alabama's Workers' Compensation Laws. Many people have heard the phrase "workers' compensation," but they are not really sure what it refers to; if you are one of these persons, hopefully this blog will help.

Workers' compensation claims arise from situations where workers suffer a workplace accident, and workers' comp claims are not like other personal injury claims. In most personal injury claims a person can ask a jury for money to cover a multitude of things, including money for pain and suffering. For the most part, these damages are not available to Alabama workers who suffered a workplace accident while performing their job duties. Workers who were hurt on the job in Alabama are restricted to recovery based upon the Alabama Workers' Compensation Statute.

Alabama's Workers' Compensation Statute gets rid of liability based on fault in job related injuries; now, instead of an injured worker having to prove that his employer was negligent in some duty owed him (and showing that they were totally blame free), all a worker has to show is that (i) he/she suffered were hurt at work (ii) while performing their job duties and (iii) that timely notice of said injury was provided to their employer. In Alabama, if a worker can show this, then their employer must pay for (a) all of the workers' reasonably necessary medical treatment, (b) reimburse the worker for mileage in driving back and forth for medical treatment or to receive medications; (c) pay the worker 2/3rds of their average weekly wage when off work pursuant to the advice of a physician treating them for their job injuries (until the date they reach maximum medical improvement) and (d) pay compensation to the injured worker for any permanent physical impairment sustained as a result of an on-the-job injury.

If you live or work anywhere in North Alabama or Central Alabama* and you suffered a workplace accident, were injured and have questions about your rights under Alabama's Workers' Compensation Law, the experienced Alabama Work Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to speak with you.

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* Includes the cities and towns the cities of Tuscumbia, Sheffield, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Athens, Decatur, Madison, Hartselle, Russellville, Ardmore, Huntsville, Lacys Springs, Arab, Owens Cross Roads, Albertville, Guntersville, Woodville, Scottsboro, Stevenson, Ft. Payne, New Hope, Mentone, Vinemont, Falkville, Florette, Oleander, Union Grove, Tanner, Hollytree, Trenton, Paint Rock, Chase, Normal, Grant, Hobbs Island, Larkinsville, Toney, Harvest, Meridianville, Gurley, Belle Mina, Mooresville, Triana, Elkmont, Birmingham, Bessemer, Fairfield, Hueytown, Adger, McCalla, Black Diamond, West Highlands, Oak Grove, Sylvan Springs, Adamsville, Porter, Maben, Sayre, Morris, Kimberly, Warrior, Mt. Olive, Gardendale, Fultondale, Graysville, Brookside, Dixiana, Pinson, New Castle, Chalkville, Clay, Palmerdale, Center Point, Trussville, Roebuck, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Homewood.

Alabama Workplace Accident Lawyer