Work-related accidents may not only affect your physical health, but your ability to earn a living as well. However, under Alabama law, employers with five or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you have been injured on the job, you may have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. With this coverage, injured workers are entitled to three major benefits, which include:
If you have been injured on the job, you must immediately report the claim to your supervisor. Your employer should then ask you to complete a workers’ compensation report of injury and your benefits should begin at that time.
In some instances, insurance companies may deny legitimate workers’ compensation claims. They might also make the claim that you were not injured at work, suffered from a pre-existing condition, or that your injury does not require medical attention. Don’t try to fight the workers’ compensation system on your own and risk not receiving the benefits to which you are entitled. Please consult with an attorney and know your legal rights first.
If you have been injured on the job and need help with your claim, please contact the attorneys at Siniard, Timberlake & League to set up a FREE consultation and discuss your legal options. You may contact us online or call us at 256-536-0770.