Ashville Workplace Injury Lawyer Alabama Workers Compensation

If you live or work in Ashville, Alabama, or anywhere in St. Clair County Alabama* and were injured suffered a workplace injury, you may not know what the phrase "workers' compensation" refers to, but if you or someone you care about has suffered a workplace injury while working in Alabama, then you are entitled to benefits under Alabama's Workers' Compensation Statute.

Workers' compensation claims arise from situations when workers suffer workplace injuries, 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 are injured while performing their job duties. Workers who were hurt at work in Alabama are restricted to recovery based upon the Alabama Workers' Compensation Statute.

In Alabama, for an injured worker to have a compensable workers' compensation claim, several hurdles have to be cleared: (1) the injured worker must actually be an employee of the defendant; (2) your employer must be subject to Alabama's workers' compensation laws; (3) you must show that (i) you suffered a workplace injury (ii) while performing your job duties for your employer; (4) the injured worker has an obligation to inform his employer that he has suffered a work related injury and (5) the injured worker has to show that the injury they are complaining from was the result of the job injury they suffered. If the worker injured in the job accident 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 the job injury.

If you live in Ashville Alabama, or anywhere in St. Clair County, you or someone you care about suffered a job injury and you have questions about your Alabama workers' compensation claim, the experienced Alabama Workers' Compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny would be happy to speak with you.

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* includes: Argo, Branchville, Leeds, Margaret, Moody, Odenville, Pell City, Pinedale Shores, Ragland, Riverside, Springville, Steele, Trussville, Vincent.