Injured On The Job? We Can Help.
If you were injured in a work accident or developed an illness due to your job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, benefits are often denied for various reasons, including mistakes in the filing process and failure to provide adequate medical evidence.
Don’t let mistakes prevent you from getting all the benefits you are owed. Let The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., handle your workers’ compensation claim so that you receive the maximum benefits available. Our founding attorney, Jonathan Coleman Sapp, has extensive experience in these matters, and he can answer your questions, explain your options and help you get your full range of benefits while you focus on what matters most: your health and your family.
Act Now To Receive Your Full Benefits
At The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we represent injured coal miners, office workers, construction workers, nurses, retail workers and other types of employees who are hurt in workplace accidents.
Contact us if:
- You have been injured on the job.
- You have developed an occupational illness. We can help if you have developed black lung or other occupational illnesses resulting from your work as a coal miner. We can also help if you have suffered lung cancer or other diseases resulting from your job as a factory worker, manufacturer or industrial plant worker.
- Your job has aggravated a preexisting back or knee injury, or any other preexisting injury.
- You have suffered a back or shoulder injury as a result of your job as a nurse. Health care providers often have to move patients and this can result in serious back, neck and shoulder injuries.
- You have carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries that may have been caused or exacerbated by your employment.
- You have suffered an equipment accident injury.
Work Injuries And Third-Party Claims
As a general rule, worker’s compensation is the exclusive remedy for injured workers. However, there are special circumstances in which an injured worker may obtain compensation through a personal injury lawsuit known as a third-party liability claim. For example, if a delivery driver for another company causes your injury while you’re on the job, you may be able to sue the other companies for damages.
We can assess your situation to determine whether a third-party claim is appropriate for your specific case.
Understanding The Alabama Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that employers must carry for the benefit of their employees. If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, it is important that you understand the difference between a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim.
To obtain compensation in a personal injury claim, an injured person must typically establish that another party engaged in some form of negligence or wrongdoing. By contrast, a person who suffers a work-related injury or illness is not required to show that their employer was negligent. If you suffered an illness or injury and it was work-related, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits without having to prove fault.
Workers’ compensation provides for wage and medical benefits. The amount of wage benefits you are entitled to receive depends on a number of factors, including your income prior to your injury and the nature of your injury (including your level of impairment).
While most work-related injuries result in weekly wage benefits, injuries that cause permanent partial disability or permanent total disability may result in a lump sum settlement. Medical benefits under the Alabama workers’ compensation system are designed to help workers obtain necessary medical care for the treatment of their work-related injury or illness.
Get A Free Consultation With A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
For a free consultation with a skilled and dedicated workers’ comp attorney, call us locally in Jasper at 205-282-4467 or toll-free at 888-821-0531. You can also complete our online form to schedule your free consultation. We represent clients throughout the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa metro areas.