I was doing commercial construcvetion and a scaffold that wasnt put together correctly, by someone else collapsed while I was on it. I had to have a plate put in my clavicle, and had problems walking for months because of my sciatic nerve, had to rehab for it. They paid my weekly payment until I... Read more »
Thanks for the question. You actually may have two possible cases. You certainly have a workers compensation case. You also may have what is commonly called a third-party case against the company that installed the scaffolding. In Alabama, you typically cannot sue your own employer or co-workers...Read more »
The short answer, is yes. Medical benefits are not currently subject to the two year statute of limitations. They are legally available for the remainder of your life. If you are still suffering problems from your accident and injury, you should seek medical care as soon as possible. Keep in mind,...Read more »
I have proof of the wrongs that were done to me at the Athens Alabama location and have proof that I reached out for help from people and higher positions and was ignored also there are for other people and similar situations with proof for their own wrong-doings by this company.
Based on the limited details here, it could be difficult for an employment attorney to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim. If you consulted with an employment attorney, you could at least learn what timeframes you need to take action before to preserve your legal rights if they...Read more »
Broke leg off job and out of work for 12 weeks . Came back to work and was told I would have to pay full price for health insurance for the 12 weeks I was off . $25.44 week was what I paid but told I have to pay $134.00 a week because I was not working. Do I have to pay back the full amount? He has... Read more »
Contact a member of the Alabama Assn for Justice who handles employment cases-=-they give free consultations. Usually, that type of arrangment will be governemed by your workplaces personnel handbook. Unfortunately the law usually won't cover that but it depends on the state and the ACA...Read more »
Generally, if you have filed a claim, and are receiving temp disability pay, then you should not speak with your employer. However, I presume you do not have a lawyer at this point. Sometimes the insurance nurse or caseworker may want to speak with you about your injury before determining a...Read more »
I practice WC Law in Virginia so this is not legal advice but only general information. In Virginia the WC commission cannot approve a settlement unless it is in the best interests of the injured worker. This may be true in. Your state. Check with a lawyer in your state that specializes in WC Law.
I practice WC law in Virginia so this is not legal advice but rather general information. Employers routinely require drug tests after an injury. The drug test if you fail can be used to either deny the claim or to deny further employment. You should check with an experienced WC lawyer in your...Read more »
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