Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Mobile may be able to help you secure your 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.
We handle workers’ compensation appeals on a contingency fee basis with no upfront payments required. You’ll never have to pay a dime unless we bring your case to a successful resolution.
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. This protects injured workers from suffering immense financial harm while they recover. To this end, these insurance policies may provide two types of benefits for workers who sustain 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 need after an on-the-job accident. This coverage is designed to take care of that.
Wage-replacement benefits pay out a portion of your regular average pay that you lose when 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.
Depending on the workers’ compensation policy in place, there may be additional benefits available. To understand what compensation may be possible in your particular case, speak with our Mobile workers’ compensation attorneys.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Mobile, call 800-537-8185
How Much Can You Win in a Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit?
Because all workplace injuries are different, workers’ compensation lawsuits can result in settlements ranging from $2,000 to $40,000. Serious injury or permanent disability will result in higher payouts.
Your case may be worth more or less than the typical workers’ compensation settlement, depending on the details. Your workers’ compensation lawyer in Mobile can review your losses and give you a better understanding of how much you can win in your workers’ compensation lawsuit.
Is It Worth Getting a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
You can reclaim more compensation with a workers’ compensation attorney than you would on your own. Naturally, you have your hands full managing your recovery on top of your regular responsibilities. A dedicated attorney can focus on filing your claim and negotiating fair terms while you take care of yourself.
Even if your workers’ compensation case seems straightforward, you may face unexpected challenges. A Mobile workers’ compensation lawyer will ensure your claim is filed properly and you stay on track to receive your benefits. If you filed a claim on your own and were denied, we can file an appeal to overturn a wrongful denial of your workers’ compensation benefits.
Additionally, our firm typically handles workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis. You are not required to pay for our services in advance. We don’t collect a fee unless your case succeeds and you recover compensation.
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.
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
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 Eligibility Explained
If your employer has more than five employees, you should expect insurance coverage under the state’s workers’ compensation laws, which are consolidated in Alabama Code § 25-5.
If you have coverage through your employer, yet your claim was denied, we can help. Our Mobile workers’ compensation lawyers can check your eligibility and sort out any hurdles you may have experienced.
We May Be Able to Help You Navigate the Appeals Process
A workers’ compensation attorney in Mobile may be able to help you navigate the appeals process or take other steps to pursue compensation. We can gather evidence to prove your work-related injuries and show the insurance company that you qualify for benefits.
When we represent you, we can work to determine where things went wrong in your initial application. This may include:
- Your employer didn’t file the proper reports and paperwork
- Your employer didn’t believe your injuries resulted from a workplace accident
- Errors in your initial claim
- The insurance carrier denying your claim for suspicions of fraud
Your Mobile workers’ compensation attorney will fight for your best interests. We will seek either the start of your benefits with back pay or a settlement to cover your missed benefits as well as future payments.
How Long do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Your Mobile workers’ compensation lawyer can work to help you meet all deadlines. As described by the Alabama Department of Labor (DOL), you have a two-year claims deadline. This time starts from the date of the accident or the date of the last benefits payment you received.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims Our Lawyers Handle
We can represent you whether your case will move forward with an injury claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Our law firm can handle a wide variety of workers’ compensation claims, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Struck by a falling object
- Fire or explosion injuries
- Exposure to harmful chemicals
- Dangerous machinery
For example, we helped an injured plaintiff who suffered a workplace injury resulting in aggravated degenerative disc disease of the lower back. That claim also included lost wages for time away from work to heal. We successfully recovered $300,000 in that workers’ compensation claim.
Talk to a Member of Our Mobile Workers’ Compensation Team
We know you may be stressed and frustrated because of your injuries, financial situation, and then a denial of your claim makes everything worse. Let the Morris Bart law firm review your case for free. 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.
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