A Mobile workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you secure workers’ compensation benefits following a job site injury or work-related illness in Alabama. If your claim for benefits was denied despite you missing work because of an on-the-job accident or illness, we can review your case for free.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (251) 298-8380 to speak to a member of the staff from our Mobile office. We handle workers’ compensation appeals on a contingency fee basis with no upfront payments required. That also means you’ll never pay a dime unless we bring your case to a successful resolution.
Alabama Law Ensures Many Workers Have Coverage
Many workers in Mobile and greater Mobile County have workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the event of a workplace injury or illness. This may include industries along Alabama’s Gulf Coast such as steel, shipbuilding, retail, services, construction, medicine, and manufacturing.
If your employer has more than five employees, you may be covered by this type of insurance under the state’s workers’ compensation laws consolidated in Alabama Code § 25-5. Workers’ compensation insurance is meant to pay out to help injured or sick workers get treatment and make ends meet while they are out of work because of work-related injuries.
Workers’ compensation insurance may allow workers to recover financial assistance for a wide range of workplace injuries, such as:
- Accident-related work injuries, such as a slip and fall
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Aggravated pre-existing conditions
- Illness or illnesses, such as cancer from exposure to workplace chemicals
- Psychological or emotional conditions
- And more
If you have coverage through your employer and believe you qualify for benefits, yet your claim was denied, or you have run into another hurdle to get workers’ compensation benefits, the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you. We can also help people file their initial applications, as the processes can be complicated and confusing.
To get started, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm in Mobile today by calling (251) 298-8380. A member of our team will be happy to discuss your case and your options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Mobile, call 800-537-8185
We May Be Able to Help You Navigate the Appeals Process
A Mobile workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you navigate the appeals process or take other steps to pursue compensation. We may be able to gather evidence to prove your work-related injuries and show the insurance company that you qualify for benefits.
If we represent you, we can work to determine where things went wrong in your initial application. This may include:
- Your employer not filing or incorrectly filing the proper reports and paperwork.
- Your employer refusing to believe your injuries are the result of a workplace accident.
- The insurance carrier denying your claim for another reason.
We can work to help you meet all deadlines when possible, including the two-year claims deadline beginning the date of the accident or the date of the last benefits payment you received, as described by the Alabama Department of Labor (DOL). We can also fight for your best interests, seeking either the start of your benefits with back pay or a settlement to cover your missed benefits as well as future payments.
The Morris Bart law firm can also handle all communications, negotiations, paperwork, and deadlines on your behalf when we represent you. To discuss your case with a member of our team for free, call us today.
Mobile Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Near Me 800-537-8185
Types of Benefits Available Through Alabama Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to help injured workers undergo the necessary treatment to fully heal before returning to work, without suffering immense financial harm in the process. To this end, these insurance policies may provide two types of benefits for workers who survive their injuries:
Medical Care Coverage
Medical care coverage includes the treatment of your injuries, including medications and therapies. Emergency room treatment and ambulance fees may be covered as well. You should not have to worry about paying for the medical care you require because of an on-the-job accident, and this coverage is designed to take care of that.
Wage-replacement benefits pay out a portion of your regular average pay that you are losing because you cannot work. If you qualify for this benefit, you can expect to receive about two-thirds of your normal compensation, although there may be exceptions in certain circumstances.
Depending on the workers’ compensation policy in place, there may be additional benefits available. To discuss what compensation may be possible in your case with a member of our team, call the Morris Bart law firm today.
Talk to a Member of Our Mobile Workers’ Compensation Team
A Mobile workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to file an appeal and overturn a wrongful denial of your workers’ compensation benefits in your case.
We know you may be stressed and frustrated because of your injuries, financial situation, and now the denial of your claim. Let our team review your case and see if we can handle this issue for you. If so, we can manage all of the legal details in your case while you focus your time and energy on recovering from your injuries and getting your life back to normal.
Call (251) 298-8380 today to speak with a member of our Mobile team about your on-the-job injury or illness and your legal options. Our firm typically handles workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis where clients are not required to pay for our services in advance. In this type of payment structure, we do not collect attorney’s fees unless and until your case succeeds, and you recover compensation. Call us today.
to find a Morris Bart office near you.