If you are injured at work or have acquired an illness through your employment, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. These benefits are sometimes refused due to procedural missteps or failure to provide the proper medical evidence to prove your injury or illness.
Believe you are entitled to such benefits? Let our workers compensation attorney assist you in getting the benefits you deserve. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help get you the full benefit available to you.
In Alabama you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured while at work, or if you are diagnosed with a work-related illness. In a personal injury case, you generally have to prove that some else was negligent or otherwise engaged in some sort of wrongdoing. Workers’ Compensation claims do not require that you prove negligence or wrongdoing. If you were hurt at work or develop a work-related illness you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. You do not have to prove fault.
What Benefits Are You Entitled To?
The Workers’ Compensation laws in Alabama provide for both wage benefits and medical payment benefits. Wage benefits are determined by several factors, including your income, the nature of your injury, and the level of impairment. These benefits are designed to protect your weekly average wage.
Some injuries suffered on the job result in a weekly wage benefit. Other injuries lead to permanent partial or permanent total disability. Whether you have a suffered a scheduled injury or a combination of injuries, we are here to help you get the benefits you deserve.
You may have a potential workers’ compensation claims if you meet any of the following criteria:
You have been hurt on the job
You have been diagnosed with an occupational illness
You have a pre-existing injury that has been aggravated while on the job
You have suffered an injury caused by defective equipment
You are a nurse and have suffered back, shoulder, or arm injuries. Nurses often suffer injuries caused by moving patients.
It is important you talk to a workers’ compensation attorney quickly and do not wait too long to start your claim. Time can sometimes be an essential part of having a successful claim. Waiting too long many times can negatively affect a claim for compensation. Call our workers’ compensation attorneys today for a free consultation over the phone.