Feb 19, 2012: Proposed Workers' Compensation Bill
The Alabama Legislature is considering a bill that would have a broad impact on injured workers. This bill will likely come up in this legislative session. The proposed changes will have a negative impact on all Alabama workers and will only serve to benefit insurance companies.Proposed Workers’ Compensation Law
- Drastically reduces compensation for on the job injuries
- Eliminates medical treatment after two years
- Stops payments at age 65
Specifically, the bill will drastically reduce compensation for on the job injuries. It will eliminate medical treatment after two years, and it will put an end to payments at age 65.
As attorneys who represent injured workers and understand the dramatic impact of the changes, we are opposed to the Bill.