Regardless of how you were injured, if you have been hurt at work you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Moore Law Firm can help you get compensation for your medical bills, a percentage of lost wages and more.
Under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured worker does not have to prove that anyone was specifically at fault or that his or her employer was negligent, but there are strict deadlines you must follow when filing a workers’ compensation claim, so it is vital to contact an experienced workers’ comp lawyer who will ensure that all of your legal bases are covered.
Being injured on the job can have serious physical, emotional and financial repercussions for you and your family. Insurance companies can be difficult to deal with, and your employer may want you to return to work quickly. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have the experience of representing injured workers and are committed to helping you protect your long-term health and financial well-being.
We Handle All Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Our legal team handles many types of workers’ compensation claims, including:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Vehicle accidents while driving for work
- Dog bites received while making deliveries
- Injuries sustained from machinery or equipment
If you have been hurt at work due to defective equipment, you may be able to recover compensation from the manufacturer of that product as well.
We Can Also Help with Closed and Denied Claims
If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim that was denied, our workers’ compensation lawyers can appeal the denied claim and work to get you the benefits to which you are entitled.
Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law
Workers’ compensation benefits can include lost wages, medical care expenses for any necessary rehabilitation, and possibly a disability payout. If you have lost a family member on the job, you may be entitled to death benefits.
If your injury occurred while you were working, your employer must pay for your medical treatment. Under Alabama Code Section 25-5-77, the employer is obligated to pay actual costs of reasonably necessary medical and surgical treatment, physical rehabilitation, medicine, medical and surgical supplies, crutches, artificial members and other apparatus as may be obtained by the injured employee. You must go to a doctor approved by your employer, but you are entitled to a second opinion from a doctor of your choosing or a doctor selected by your employer, also known as a panel of four.
During the period in which you are unable to work as ordered by a doctor, you are entitled to receive 66 2/3 percent of your regular wages. For example, if you normally make $600 a week, your employer will pay you $400 a week until you reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).
Depending on the severity of your injury, disability rating, work restrictions, education and other factors, you may be entitled to a disability (lump sum) payout. There are different categories of disability, including temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent partial disability, and permanent total disability.
The calculation of the value of these claims is based on an injury schedule set forth in Alabama Code Section 25-5-57(b). Many injuries are not listed in this schedule and multiple injuries can take you out of the schedule, so it is essential to have a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer to guide you through the process.
Contact A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Immediately
Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a complex and overwhelming process, and we can help take some of the weight off your shoulders. At Moore Law Firm, our legal team is committed to helping injured workers get the medical care and financial stability they need and deserve. To learn more, contact our workers’ compensation lawyers in Mobile, AL, at 251-445-4444 to schedule a free consultation today.