In Alabama, workers are injured on the job every day. Fortunately, most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance that allows for the worker to receive compensation if certain requirements are met. One important way for workers to avoid these painful, often debilitating injuries is to be aware of what the most common work injuries are.
With the opioid epidemic sweeping across the country, including Alabama, there are many moves by government agencies to make changes to prevent further addiction issues. One area where many states are making major changes is within workers' compensation with the handling of pain medications, which are often opioids.
When you file a workers' compensation claim in Alabama, every but of information you provide is checked into. This is to prevent fraud. Some people will make claims about false injuries just to get money or time off work. The system has to be hard on fraud. Investigators may look to many tools to help them figure out if your injury is legitimate. One of those tools may be social media
Many workers throughout Alabama risk their lives on a daily basis. Suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is just one possible consequence of a workplace injury, which can have short and long-term consequences. The Mayo Clinic offers the following information on TBI, including common causes and treatments.
The injury you suffered at your job in Alabama required you to file a claim to receive workers' compensation. Now that you are past the initial recovery process, you are feeling more confident about being able to return to your job and undertake your responsibilities. However, you are wondering if there are things that your employer can do to make this transition more comfortable for you.
Having a job is something to be proud of especially if your abilities and competencies are relied upon to help a department and company function successfully. Depending on the industry you work in, the hazards you face each day will be unique and require a degree of training, education and/or experience to safely navigate to complete your responsibilities with efficiency, effectiveness and most importantly, without compromising your safety. At The Sapp Law Firm, we have helped many people in Alabama to learn more about the value of workers' compensation.
If you’re injured at your job in Alabama, it’s important for you to take the right steps when filing a claim. Doing so will ensure that all necessary documents are submitted by the deadline, thereby improving your chances that your claim will be approved. The Alabama Department of Labor offers the following information in this case, which spells out the obligations of workers as well as their employers.
If you work in an office in Jasper, AL, you probably think your workplace is relatively safe. While this is true for the most part, you are at risk for developing a repetitive stress injury (RSI), particularly if you work on a computer. The Cleveland Clinic offers the following information on RSI, so you can get the help you need should this condition occur.
For people in Alabama who regularly work with corrosive chemicals, proper protection is of the utmost importance. While your employer is responsible for ensuring a workplace remains safe for its workers, you can also take steps to make certain you and others are not subjected to serious injuries. In this case, Brandeis University offers the following guidance to those who regularly encounter hazardous chemicals.
If you, like many men and women across Alabama, make your living working at a construction site, you probably rely on scaffolds, or temporary, elevated platforms that allow you to work at heights, to perform certain jobs. While quite common, scaffolds are inherently dangerous, both because of their temporary nature and because of the inevitable dangers that come with working at higher elevations. At The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we recognize that catastrophic injuries often result from scaffolding accidents, and we have helped many state residents who suffered injury while working at construction sites pursue recourse.