Denied Alabama Workers Compensation Benefits

If you work in Alabama and have been injured on the job, as long as (i) your employer regularly had 5 employees who worked for them, (ii) your injury occurred while you were performing your job duties (you weren't goofing off) and (iii) and you were not guilty of any willful misconduct or under the influence of anything, you should be entitled to Alabama Workers' Compensation benefits; however, far too often injured workers are informed that their job injury is not  covered. The reasons behind the denial of workers' compensation vary, and many of the ones the Alabama Work Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny hear are not credible.

One of the most common excuses we hear for the denial of Alabama workers' compensation benefits is because the adjuster states the injury was preexisting; what they don't explain is that in Alabama, if a worker has a pre-existing condition which has not stopped them from being able to adequately perform their job duties, our workers' compensation law views the condition as being irrelevant. If you can do your job duties and a job accident worsens an underlying condition, then workers' compensation has to pick up liability for the worsened condition.

Another reason given to those who have suffered job injuries for denying their claim for Alabama Workers' Compensation benefits is because the injured worker did not inform their employer of their job injury quickly enough. While it is true that according to Ala.Code ยง25-5-78, an injured workers is supposed to provide written notice of a workplace injury within 5 days of the on-the-job injury, this section goes on to state that, in Alabama, a worker has up to 90 days in which to inform his employer about a job injury and an oral report is just as valid a notice means as a detailed written report.

If you have suffered a work related injury but were denied Alabama Workers' Compensation Benefits, don't give up. Call the experienced Alabama Job Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny for a free consultation.

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* With offices in Birmingham Alabama and Huntsville, AL, the experienced Alabama Disability lawyers at Powell and Denny have successfully helped injured workers living in: Ardmore, Elkmont, Harvest, Toney, Athens, Tanner, Decatur, Brownsboro, New Market, Gurley, Paint Rock, Woodville, Owens Cross Roads, Laceys Springs, Valhermoso Springs, Somerville, Priceville, Decatur, Hartselle, Oak ridge, Vinemont, Cullman, Hayden, Warrior, jasper, Sipsey, Sumiton, Mt. Olive, Sayre, Gardendale, Graysvile, Adamsville, Tarrant City, Pinson, Chalkville, Center Point, Clay, roebuck, Leeds, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Fairfield, Hueytown, Helena, Alabaster, Pelham, Saginaw, Harpersville, Vincent, PellCcity, Childersburg and places in between.

Denied Alabama Workers Compensation Benefits