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Workers Compensation

Workers’ compensation law in Alabama requires employers to provide insurance coverage for their employees in case of job-related injuries or illnesses.

This coverage includes medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation services. Employers must provide this coverage for all employees, including part-time and temporary workers, with a few exceptions such as domestic helpers and farm workers.

If an employee gets harmed while on the job, they have 5 days to notify their employer, in writing, of the accident or illness. Failure to report within this time frame can jeopardize their benefits.

The employer should then file a First Report of Injury form promptly with the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

If the injury or illness causes the employee to miss work for more than three days, the employee is eligible for temporary disability benefits.

In cases where the injury causes permanent disability, the employee may receive permanent disability benefits. If an employee has died due to a job-related injury or illness, their dependents are entitled to death benefits.

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law also allows for appeals through the Alabama Department of Labor if any disputes arise regarding benefits.

The Ben Kelly Law Office serves clients in Jackson, Alabama, and surrounding areas.

The firm provides a wide range of legal services, including personal injury, criminal defense, family law, estate planning, and business formation.

We understand that legal matters can be stressful and overwhelming, and they strive to make the process as smooth and straightforward as possible.

The firm prides itself on its client-centric approach, and its track record of success speaks for itself. The Ben Kelly Law Office is a trusted and reliable option if you need legal representation in Jackson, Alabama.