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31 03, 2017

Notice to Employers about an on-the-job injury

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Workers Compensation|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tell your employer! Before a claim for workers’ compensation benefits can be made, the employee must provide the employer with notice of the workplace accident. Under Alabama law, an injured employee or the employee’s representative must submit written notice of the accident to the employer within 5 days after the occurrence of the accident. If [...]

6 03, 2017

Injured on the Job: What to Know from the Beginning

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Workers Compensation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

After suffering an on-the-job injury, there's likely a lot of questions swirling around in your head.  If you were to call us just moments after that injury, my first advice to you would be to tell someone!  Alabama law requires that an injured worker give notice to their employer of the injury.  That doesn't necessarily [...]

20 02, 2017

What is my personal injury case worth?

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The value of your personal injury case depends on a number of interconnected factors. If you are wondering how much money your case is worth, the issue ultimately boils down to a question “damages”. In a personal injury case, money damages can be paid to the injured party as the result of a negotiated settlement, [...]

10 02, 2017

Fighting back if you get fired after getting hurt at work

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Workers Compensation|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Can I lose my job? Alabama has a law against an employer firing an injured employee solely in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim for an on-the-job injury. Many times, after suffering an on-the-job injury, an injured employee is held off of work for an extended period of time. During that time, the injured [...]

6 02, 2017

Medical Treatment after an on-the-job injury

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Workers Compensation|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Who will my doctor be? If you suffer a job-related injury (an injury that was caused by an accident arising out of and in the course of your employment), your employer has the right to select the doctor you will see -- given that it will pay for the treatment. The approved doctor is known [...]

3 02, 2017

Should I settle my workers compensation case without a lawyer?

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Workers Compensation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Nothing in the law forbids that. So... you can, but the question is whether you should. First, when people eat out, they rarely complain about leaving a 15% tip, if the waiter has done an adequate job taking the order, bringing the food, and re-filling tea glasses. For that same 15%, you can hire a [...]