Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 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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  • 05
  • Jan
  • 2018

Alabama 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 1-4 for anyone who...

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  • 05
  • Jan
  • 2018

2018 Alabama Mileage Reimbursement Rate Update

Effective January 1, 2018, the mileage reimbursement rate for Alabama is 54.5 cents per mile, a one cent increase from 2017.

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  • 16
  • Nov
  • 2017

Alabama State Bar Association Appoints Task Force to Examine Workers’ Compensation Act in Wake of Recent Constitutional Attack

As many of you know, an Alabama Circuit Judge recently issued an Order declaring the entire Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional. As ...

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  • 27
  • Oct
  • 2017

No Workers’ Compensation for Off Duty California Police Officers Injured in Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of the recent shooting in Las Vegas, numerous news reporting agencies have expressing shock and disbelief over California’s denial of workers’ compensation benefits to its police officers...

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  • 17
  • Oct
  • 2017

Alabama Supreme Court Further Defines “Willful Conduct” With Regard to Co-Employee Liability

The Supreme Court recently released its opinion in Louis Hall v. Bobby Saarinen and Chris Williams, in which it reversed the trial court’s denial of the co-employee defendants’ motion for...

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