Workers’ Compensation FAQ

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At Weaver Tidmore, LLC, we understand how frustrating getting injured on the job can be. Many people injured on the job lose their ability to provide for themselves or their family while they are healing from their injury. When you hire one of our Birmingham work injury attorneys, you can be assured you’re getting a top-notch workers’ compensation attorney. With over a decade of legal experience, a 9.0 superb Avvo rating, and a passion for driving for client-focused results, our workers’ compensation attorney can fight to get you maximum compensation.

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What do I do if I get injured at work?

If you’ve been injured on the job you should get medical help immediately. After you’ve received proper medical care, you should follow the following steps:

  1. Tell your supervisor immediately
  2. File an injury report
  3. Organize all records and expenses pertaining to your injury
  4. Contact Weaver Tidmore, LLC for a free consultation

What type of Injury isn't covered?

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault program that covers work-related injuries or illnesses. A few examples of what workers’ compensation does not cover are:

  • Self-inflicted injuries
  • Injuries claimed after an employee is laid off
  • Injuries that resulted after committing a felony
  • Injuries from a fight started by an employee
  • Injuries that occurred while on illegal substances

What is the Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation Injuries?

In the state of Alabama, employees have two years from the date of the injury to report a workers’ compensation.

What benefits can I receive?

Workers’ compensation benefits can be recovered for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation services, physical therapy, and prescriptions. You can also be repaid for any other expense related to your work injury like your gas mileage for driving to and from your medical treatments.

Can my Employer retaliate?

No. Though Alabama is an “at-will” employment state, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason. The Workers’ Compensation Act makes an amendment to the “at-will” wording by stating an employer cannot fire an employee solely for filing a workers compensation claim.

Should I hire an Attorney?

While you have every right to represent yourself in your workers’ compensation claim, studies show that claimants with lawyers statistically received higher recovery than those that did not.

If you’re ready to start your case, we’re here to help you. Contact one of our Birmingham workers’ compensation lawyers for your free case evaluation.

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