If you were hurt at your Auburn job but are struggling to get the workers’ compensation benefits you need to pay for your medical care and cover your lost wages, the Morris Bart law firm is here to help. An Auburn workers’ compensation attorney from our team may be able to gather evidence to support your claim, appeal a denial, or negotiate a settlement.
We provide free consultations for injured workers in Auburn and greater Lee County. We have an office in Montgomery and will come to you to work on your case. You can learn more about your options, rights, and what we can do to help during a complimentary case evaluation.
Benefits Provided by Workers’ Compensation in Alabama
According to the Alabama Department of Labor, any time a business employs five or more individuals, it must provide every worker coverage in the event of a workplace injury or illness. This insurance coverage must provide certain types of coverage for these workers, including:
Medical payments coverage ensures injured workers can get the care they need to heal from their injuries. In Alabama, the insurer or the employer directs the medical care of the injured worker. This means they choose the doctor or provide a list of doctors the employee can see, and then they pay the bills directly. Workers’ compensation insurance should pay for all necessary treatment and care related to the workplace injury or illness.
Wage Loss Payments
The workers’ compensation benefit that often means the most to an injured worker is the wage loss payments. These payments cover about two-thirds of the money the employee would normally earn on their Auburn job. There are some limitations that may apply, especially to high-wage earners. However, these benefits should help make ends meet until the worker can return to their job.
If the worker can return on a part-time or limited task basis, wage loss benefits will continue, making up the difference between their current pay and two-thirds of their previous pay.
Other benefits of workers’ compensation policies are not as commonly used. However, they include death benefits for surviving family members, funeral and burial benefits if the worker passes away from their injuries, and vocational training if they need rehabilitation or new skills to return to the workforce.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Auburn, call 800-537-8185
An Attorney from Morris Bart & Associates, LLC May Be Able to Help
At the Morris Bart law firm, we help injured workers get the compensation they need based on the facts of their case. If you have workers’ compensation coverage and were hurt in Auburn, we may be able to file your claim or determine where things went wrong in the claims process—and right them. We have more than 40 years of experience and represent clients based on a contingency fee.
We have 15 locations across the Gulf South, including an office in Montgomery. This is where our attorneys who represent injured workers in Auburn generally work. However, we travel to Lee County to work on these cases and meet with clients closer to their homes.
In 2019, our team secured settlements or verdicts for 6,500+ clients. These wins helped them pay for their medical care, make ends meet, repair any broken property, and get their lives back to normal—or as normal as possible. We are proud of this accomplishment. After all, that’s our goal for every case: to recover compensation that allows our clients to get back to their everyday life. You can learn more by reading about our case results.
Fighting for Your Auburn Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Under Alabama workers’ compensation law, most employees should qualify to receive these benefits if they:
- Were hurt in an incident at work
- Suffered a work-related chronic injury
- Received a diagnosis of an occupational illness
However, these cases do not always go smoothly. Sometimes, the worker’s employer or the insurer denies the claim, will not cooperate in filing the claim, or takes another action that prevents the employee from getting the benefits they need. If this has happened to you, we are here to help.
We may be able to:
- Get to the bottom of what happened
- Gather evidence to support your claim
- File an appeal based on your denial
- Secure benefits or a settlement in your case
We understand how important your medical care coverage, wage loss payments, and other benefits are if you are missing work because of your injuries or illness. We want you to be able to focus on getting better, not worrying about your family’s financial health and how you can pay for your medical treatment and care. Let us handle the legal side of things and fight the insurer or your employer on your behalf.
Workplace Injuries and Personal Injury Claims
Alabama law generally prevents workers from suing their employers or co-workers for injuries they suffer. However, an insurance claim or lawsuit may be possible if a third party’s negligence caused your workplace injuries. This is not uncommon.
A mistake made by a contractor on a jobsite, a vendor who carelessly unloads and poorly stacks a delivery, or a drunk customer backing out of a space in the parking lot are all examples of third parties who could cause injuries to you at work.
If this occurred in your case, you may have a third-party lawsuit against the negligent actor and/or their employer. We can assess your options and handle this claim on your behalf. In Alabama, you only have a limited time (usually two years under Ala. Code §6-2-38) to file a lawsuit.
Talk to a Lawyer from Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Today for Free
Our Alabama workers’ compensation attorneys from the Morris Bart law firm will meet with you to discuss your legal options for getting benefits or a settlement based on the facts of what happened to you. We provide these free case consultations so that potential clients can learn about their rights and how we may be able to help them resolve their claims.
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