Protecting The Rights Of Injured Workers
Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that employers must carry for the benefit of their employees. If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, it is important that you understand the difference between a personal injury claim and a workers' compensation claim.
To obtain compensation in a personal injury claim, an injured person must typically establish that another person, business or government entity engaged in some form of negligence or wrongdoing. By contrast, a person who suffers a work-related injury or illness is not required to show that their employer was negligent. If you suffered an illness or injury and it was work-related, you are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits.
Workers' compensation provides for wage and medical benefits. The amount of wage benefits you are entitled to receive depends on a number of factors, including your income prior to your injury and the nature of your injury (including your level of impairment). While most injuries result in weekly wage benefits, injuries causing permanent partial disability or permanent total disability may result in a lump sum settlement. Medical benefits under the Alabama workers' compensation system are designed to help workers obtain necessary medical care for the treatment of their work-related injury or illness.
Act Now To Receive The Full Benefits You Are Due
At The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we represent coal mine workers, office workers, construction workers and other types of workers who are hurt in workplace accidents. For a free attorney consultation, call 205-282-4467. From our office in Jasper, we serve injured workers in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and beyond.
Contact us if:
- You have been injured in a workplace accident.
- You have developed an occupational illness. We can help if you have sustained black lung or other occupational illnesses resulting from your work as a coal miner. We can help if you have suffered lung cancer or other diseases resulting from your job as a factory worker, manufacturer or industrial plant worker.
- You have aggravated a pre-existing back or knee injury, or any other pre-existing injury.
- You have carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries that may have been caused or exacerbated by your employment.
The Exclusive Remedy Provision Of Alabama's Workers' Compensation Law
As a general rule, worker's compensation is the exclusive remedy for injured workers. However, there are special circumstances in which an injured worker may obtain compensation through a personal injury lawsuit known as a third-party liability claim.
Talk To A Workers' Compensation Lawyer Today
To schedule your free consultation following an on-the-job injury, call 205-282-4467 or contact us toll free at 888-821-0531. You may also contact us by email.