Not all attorneys handle Alabama Workers’ Compensation claims due to their complexity and the interplay of State Statutes, employers, insurance carriers, doctors and the Court system. Mr. Carter has successfully handled hundreds of workers’ compensation claims throughout the State. These include claims for total and permanent disability, loss of limbs, and traumatic brain injury claims. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his clients, while ensuring they receive the benefits to which they are entitled. Prompt action after an on-the-job injury is key to ensuring the injury is reported, covered by workers' comp, and your job protected. Contact us if you or a loved one has been injured on the job.
Your employer is then required, by law, to fill out a "First Report of Injury".
You should note as soon as possible any witnesses to your injury, how to contact them, and exactly how it happened while the event is still clear in your mind.
IN GENERAL - The below guidelines are provided by the Alabama Department of Labor and outline when an injured employee should be entitled to benefits under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act. This information does not replace the advice of a skilled workers' compensation attorney and is intended only for general information.
WAITING PERIOD - In cases of temporary total or temporary partial disability, no compensation shall be allowed for the first three days after disability, nor in any case, unless the employer has actual knowledge of the injury or is notified thereof within the period specified. Compensation shall begin with the fourth day after disability, and in the event the disability from the injury exists for a period as much as 21 days, compensation for the first three days after the injury shall be added to and payable with the first installment due the employee after the expiration of the 21 days.
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