Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer What Should I Expect

Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer What Should I Expect? If you work in the Metro Huntsville area* and you have suffered a job injury, you probably have heard about workers compensation benefits, but you probably aren't sure what they are or what to do next. First-make sure that you have notified your employer that you have suffered a job injury and need medical treatment. Telling your boss that you had a job accident is not enough, you must let them know that you believe that you suffered an injury and need medical treatment.

Next, you should realize that it is doubtful that you will find the workers compensation system "fair." It doesn't seem fair that after suffering a job injury making your employer money, you are limited to 2/3rds of your average weekly wage during the time you are off work and recovering from your job injury. It doesn't feel right that you have to see the doctor the workers compensation insurance carrier wants you to see instead of a doctor you have a relationship with. However, prior to passage of our workers compensation laws, unless your employer was somehow negligent and somehow caused you injury, the injured worker was left with nothing.

Also, you should realize that the workers comp adjuster and case nurse manager are not your friends. Their job is not to worry about you or fight to ensure you get the best medical treatment and most money possible; their job is to ensure the workers compensation insurance carrier spends as little money as possible.

In a workers compensation claim, you are entitled to several benefits, of primary importance is your right to medical treatment. If you have to miss more than 3 days from work as the result of your job injury, you are entitled to temporary total disability benefits (ttd)-this is 2/3rds of your average weekly wage. If you incurred a permanent injury as the result of your job injury, you are entitled to compensation for your permanent injury and you are also entitled to have your employer pay for your reasonably necessary medical treatment for the rest of your life as long as your condition is not made worse by some intervening accident.

If you work in Huntsville, Alabama (or anywhere in the Madison County area), you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation laws, don't hesitate to contact the experienced Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyers at POWELL AND DENNY. We will work hard to help you achieve the best result possible in your case.

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Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer What Should I Expect