Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 31
  • Mar
  • 2019

Alabama Appellate Court Reverses Pain Management Order

  On March 29, 2019, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Ex parte Trusswalk, Inc. wherein it addressed a trial court’s ability to order...

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  • 26
  • Mar
  • 2019

Joint Alabama and Georgia Workers' Compensation Conference Coming Soon

  Fish Nelson & Holden is joining forces with Georgia firm, Levy Sibley Foreman & Speir to put on a joint AL/GA workers' compensation conference on May 16, 2019. ...

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  • 22
  • Mar
  • 2019

In the Race for WC Reform, Georgia is the Hare and Alabama is the Tortoise

  In May of 2017, we reported that an Alabama Circuit Court Judge issued an Order declaring the entire Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional.  In June of 2017,...

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  • 20
  • Mar
  • 2019

Record Setting Retaliatory Discharge Verdict Upheld by Alabama Supreme Court

    On March 1, 2019, the Alabama Supreme Court issued its opinion regarding the largest retaliatory discharge jury...

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  • 05
  • Feb
  • 2019

The Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization...Membership has its Privileges

  Membership in the AWCO offers a number of professional and social opportunities annually to interact with other workers' compensation professionals. The highlight of the year is the...

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  • 02
  • Feb
  • 2019

Alabama DOL Ombudsmen will Continue to Offer set Schedule for Benefit Review Conferences in Birmingham

  Ombudsmen Patricia Fraley and Ted Roose plan to continue to keep regular office hours on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 9-12 and 1-3 for ...

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  • 22
  • Jan
  • 2019

Alabama Legislation Seeks to Change the Burden for Firefighters with Occupational Cancer

  Alabama Representative James Haynes ( R ) has recently introduced two bills related to cancer coverage for firefighters. Both of these bills were introduced on January 10,...

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  • 07
  • Jan
  • 2019

The Alabama Council of Association Workers’ Compensation Self Insurance Funds Votes “No” to Proposed Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill

  In November of 2017, the Alabama State Bar appointed a task force to review the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act and make recommendations for improvement.  On October 17,...

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  • 04
  • Jan
  • 2019

Alabama Supreme Court Addresses Intervenor Rights When Third Party Lawsuit is Dismissed Against Plaintiff

On January 4, 2019, the Alabama Supreme Court released its opinion in Ace American Insurance Company v. Rouse’s Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Rouses Markets wherein it reversed a...

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  • 04
  • Jan
  • 2019

Alabama Appellate Court Determines that Use of the Same Standard for the Left and the Right Made a Wrong

On January 4, 2018, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Enterprise Leasing Company –South Central, LLC v. Benson Drake.  At trial, the employee...

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  • 04
  • Jan
  • 2019

2019 Alabama Mileage Reimbursement Rate Update

Effective January 1, 2019, the mileage reimbursement rate for Alabama is 58 cents per mile, a 3.5 cent increase from 2018.

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  • 10
  • Dec
  • 2018

Love, Loss, and an Appeal for Assistance this Holiday Season

Today when I turned on my computer to start the day, I was alerted by LinkedIn that a good friend and client was celebrating 11 years with her employer. I...

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  • 22
  • Oct
  • 2018

Alabama Bar Association Task Force Unanimously Agrees to Proposed Changes to Workers’ Compensation Act

In May of 2017, we reported that an Alabama Circuit Court Judge issued an Order declaring the entire Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional.  In June of 2017,...

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  • 23
  • Sep
  • 2018

The Alabama Workers' Compensation Blawg is 11 Years Old!

The Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg is 11 years old!  We would like to take this time to thank all of our readers who have helped to makehttp://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com a go to reference for...

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  • 24
  • Jul
  • 2018

Alabama Assault Considered Work Related Despite Extended Period of Time Between Reason and Act

On July 13, 2018 the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Lawler & Cole CPAs, LLC, and Alabama Retail Association d/b/a Alabama Retail Comp v. Donald Cole...

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  • 20
  • Jun
  • 2018

Senators Portman and Nelson Introduce Bill Regarding Medicare Set-Aside Agreements

On June 18, 2018 Senators Portman (R-OH) and Nelson (D-FL) introduced a bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules...

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  • 14
  • Jun
  • 2018

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2018

Beginning July 1, 2018, the maximum workers’ compensation payable will be raised to $865.00 per week and the minimum will be raised to $238.00 per week. https://labor.alabama.gov/docs/guides/wc_weeklywage.pdf This blog submission was prepared by Joshua...

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  • 14
  • May
  • 2018

Compensable before Compel Says Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently released its decision in the case ofIn re: Jeffrey Donaldson v. Sears Roebuck and Co. on May 11, 2018. It’s decision confirmed that...

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  • 09
  • Apr
  • 2018

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Task Force Shooting for Change in 2019

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra    The Chaos    On May 8, 2017, a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge issued an Order declaring the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act to...

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  • 08
  • Mar
  • 2018

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Denies Mandamus Relief from Restrictive HIPAA Order

On February 23, 2018 the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion inEx Parte Alabama Gas Corporation denying Alagasco’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus wherein it...

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