Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 06
  • Oct
  • 2008

FUTURE MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR RIGHT KNEE ARE SPECIFICALLY CLOSED IN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ... OR ARE THEY???

Matthew's Masonry Co. v. Aldridge, --- So.2d ----, 2008 WL 4445185 (Ala.Civ.App. 2008): On December 12, 2000, the employer settled with the employee and closed everything except future medical benefits for...

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  • 22
  • Sep
  • 2008

CO-EMPLOYEE HELD IMMUNE FROM LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENT/WANTON CONDUCT

Brunson v. Lucas, --- So.2d ----, 2008 WL 4093793 (Ala.Civ.App. 2008): An employee who had received workers' compensation benefits for injuries received when he was hit by a motor vehicle driven by a...

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  • 22
  • Sep
  • 2008

CAUSATION

Ex parte McInish , --- So.2d ----, 2008 WL 4097593 (Ala. 2008): A claimant brought an action against his employer seeking workers' compensation benefits for injuries he allegedly sustained while employed...

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  • 22
  • Sep
  • 2008

ATTACK ON THE $220 CAP

Alabama Code §25-5-68 caps recovery of permanent partial disability benefits ("PPD") to injured workers to a maximum of $220 per week. Under Alabama’s workers’ compensation laws, employers get credit against...

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  • 22
  • Sep
  • 2008

ELECTIONS

In 1992, after many concessions from both trial lawyers and business interests, the Alabama Legislature passed the Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 1992. The goal was to reduce business costs,...

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