If you were hurt at work but have struggled to get the medical care and wage loss benefits you need, a Hoover workers’ compensation attorney from the Morris Bart law firm is here for you. We may be able to fight a denial, secure your benefits, and pursue additional compensation on your behalf.
Our personal injury law firm offers free consultations for injured or ill workers. We want you to understand your rights and the benefits possibly available to you. We will answer your questions, offer advice about what to do next, and explain how our fee schedule works.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Alabama
Under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act, workers at covered businesses should qualify to receive a range of benefits after getting hurt at work. These benefits include:
Wage Loss Payments
Alabama workers’ compensation includes wage loss benefits. While these vary somewhat based on the severity of your injury, your limitations, and how long it should last, you can expect to take home about two-thirds of your regular pay up to a maximum set by the state.
Temporary total disability benefits are the most common. This occurs when you cannot work at all because of short-term injuries. Other types of wage loss benefits include:
- Temporary partial benefits
- Permanent partial disability
- Permanent total disability
As long as you follow the rules for seeing an approved physician, your workers’ compensation benefits should cover your medical care costs related to your on-the-job injury. This coverage includes expenses related to assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and ongoing care.
In some cases, workers may require special training, therapy, or classes because of their workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation should cover these costs. This coverage is generally available when the worker needs to develop new skills or adapt to other ways of handling job-related tasks.
When a worker passes away from their injuries, their surviving family members may be able to get reasonable funeral and burial expenses as well as a death benefit.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Hoover, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Will Fight for Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits
At the Morris Bart law firm, we have 40+ years of experience helping workers get the compensation and benefits they need and deserve after an:
- Injury caused during an accident at work
- Injury caused by chronic use on the job
- Illness caused by job site exposure
Our team understands how workers’ compensation insurance works in Alabama. We can:
- Determine if you are eligible
- File a claim even if your employer disputes your report
- Challenge a claim denial
- Ensure you receive the appropriate compensation
Our recent case results show more than 6,500 cases won in 2019, including:
- $640,000 for an injured worker who suffered a cervical and lumbar injury, hip tendinosis, and headaches.
- $300,000 for a worker living with aggravated degenerative disc disease in their lower back and accrued significant lost wages.
Working With Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Our team has 15 locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. For a work injury in Hoover, AL, our Birmingham office will help you. This office is located at 420 20th Street N. #2750.
Our attorneys handle these cases based on a contingency fee. We understand you need to hold onto the cash you have during this process, so we never charge any upfront fees. Instead, we use our resources to:
- Investigate what happened
- Gather evidence to show the injury was work-related
- Calculate the correct benefit amount
- Prepare the necessary paperwork
- Represent you throughout the appeals process, if needed
Our attorneys only get their fees if they secure benefits or other compensation for you. We will explain how this works and answer any questions you may have during your free consultation.
Who Has Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Alabama?
Under Alabama’s workers’ compensation law, most businesses with more than five employees must provide coverage. This rule includes full-time, part-time, seasonal, and occasional workers, and coverage must begin the first day they work.
There are a few industries that are exceptions to this rule. However, many of them have alternative coverage under federal programs. We can help you identify your options if you were hurt on the job in Hoover.
It is also worth noting that many employers offer workers’ compensation coverage despite not having enough employees to require it. This means that many employees at the smallest businesses also have coverage.
Seeking Damages from a Liable Third Party After a Workplace Accident
While most workers cannot legally sue their employers, there may be a liable third party who caused your accident and injuries. At the Morris Bart law firm, our attorneys will review your case to determine if you might have a viable civil claim in addition to your workers’ compensation case.
For example, this may be possible if a worker from another company caused your accident, such as a delivery person, careless driver, customer, or vendor. If so, the recoverable damages in a personal injury claim could include:
- Unpaid medical expenses and related costs
- Additional lost wages or income
- Other expenses and losses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
You generally have up to two years from the date the injury occurred to sue in this type of case. While Ala. Code § 6-2-38 sets this deadline, there are exceptions. We can determine the timeline for your case before we get started.
Let Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Review Your Hoover Workers’ Compensation Case
An attorney from the Morris Bart law firm will go over your on-the-job accident and workers’ compensation claim with you today for free. We can help you understand your options, including fighting for workers’ compensation benefits, filing a third-party claim, and other steps.
Call (828) 286-3866 now to speak with an attorney about your case for free.
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