Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 02
  • Mar
  • 2015

Alabama Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Order that Employer Pay for Knee Replacement

On February 27, 2015, the Alabama Court of Appeals released its decision in Ex parte Fairhope Health & Rehab, LLC. The facts of the case were as follows: The plaintiff,...

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  • 27
  • Feb
  • 2015

A Horse is a Horse of Course, of Course, but in Alabama, Riding one may not be Considered in the Course

On February 27, 2015, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion inDana Louise Pollock v. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, Inc. wherein it considered a claimed injury arising...

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  • 16
  • Feb
  • 2015

Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals and Reinstates Permanent Total Disability Award

On January 30, 2015, the Supreme Court of Alabama reversed the Alabama Court of Appeals' ruling in Madison Academy, Inc. v. Hanvey.�_ The Supreme Court granted the employee's Petition for...

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  • 10
  • Feb
  • 2015

Alabama Governor Signs HB-107, Raising Maximum Burial Expense

As previously reported here, the Alabama Legislature passed HB-107 last year, increasing the maximum burial expenses an employer may be liable for from $3,000 to $6,500. Governor Bentley recently signed...

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  • 27
  • Jan
  • 2015

It is Time to Join the Alabama Workers Compensation Organization

Do not forget to submit your 2015 Membership Application.��@Applications must be postmarked by February 27th in order to attend the Spring Conference at no charge. If you want to pay...

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  • 06
  • Jan
  • 2015

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 annual AWCO Spring...

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  • 31
  • Dec
  • 2014

2015 Alabama Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Effective January 1, 2015, the standard mileage reimbursement rate for Alabama will be 57.5 cents per mile. ________________________ ABOUT THE AUTHOR The article was written by Joshua G. Holden, Esq. a Member of...

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  • 29
  • Dec
  • 2014

Alabama Court Finds Accident on the Way to Treatment for Injury Compensable

Flexicrew Staffing, Inc. v. Champion Released December 12, 2014 At the trial level the Baldwin County Circuit Court was presented with evidence related to whether of not Champion's claim based on a...

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  • 23
  • Nov
  • 2014

Recent Tenth Circuit Decision Could Have Ramifications in Workers Compensation Retaliatory Discharge Cases

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently released its decision in the case of Green v. Donahoe, No. 13-1096, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14290, 2014 WL 370823 (10th Cir. July...

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  • 17
  • Nov
  • 2014

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Considers Jurisdiction Issue where Alabama Resident is Injured in Texas

Similar to the decision which was discussed on our blawg on November 7, 2014, the Court of Civil Appeals again held in Ex Parte Lost River Oilfield Services, LLC, that...

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  • 07
  • Nov
  • 2014

Alabama Court Again Finds Contract for Hire in Alabama Does not Mean Alabama Benefits

Ex parte Dalton Logistics Petition for Writ of Mandamus On November 7, 2014, The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals granted Dalton Logistics Petition for Writ of Mandamus. The Choctaw County Circuit Court...

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  • 31
  • Oct
  • 2014

Florida Judge Declares Exclusivity Doctrine Unconstitutional

Unless you have been cryogenically frozen in carbonite for the past 3 months, you have probably heard about the recent opinion released by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Cueto which declared...

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  • 13
  • Oct
  • 2014

Alabama Court of Appeals Reverses Itself in Attorney Fee Case

On October 10, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in the case of Arthur Barney v. Elizabeth Bell, as personal representative of the estate of Maurice...

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  • 22
  • Sep
  • 2014

The Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg is Seven Years Old

Today the Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg celebrates another birthday. We would like to take this time to thank all of our readers who have helped to makehttp://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com a go to...

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  • 09
  • Sep
  • 2014

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Reverses Permanent and Total Disability Award as Premature

On August, 8, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Fab Arc Steel Supply, Inc. v. Timothy Dodd wherein it reversed a permanent and total disability...

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  • 08
  • Sep
  • 2014

Alabama Court Rules Exemption From Coverage Must be Revoked

Hooks v. Coastal Stone Works, Inc. Released September 5, 2014 The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that an officer of a corporation must take action to revoke previous certification of...

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  • 29
  • Aug
  • 2014

DEA Reclassifies Hydrocodone

In an effort to reduce painkiller abuse and misuse, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced last week that it is reclassifying hydrocodone as a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Under...

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  • 24
  • Aug
  • 2014

Alabama Court Holds that Walk-in Tub Qualifies as Other Apparatus but is not Reasonably Necessary

Flanagan Lumbar Co., Inc. v. Tennison Released August 22, 2014 The Alabama Court of Civil once again ruled that devices to be considered "other apparatus" set out in §25-5-77(a) of the...

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  • 24
  • Aug
  • 2014

Alabama Court Holds Adult Child is not a Partial Dependent Despite Receiving Regular Financial Support

On August 22, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released an opinion wherein it considered whether an adult child can be considered a partial dependent for purposes of receiving death...

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  • 23
  • Aug
  • 2014

Alabama Court of Appeals Declines to find Permanent and Total Disability to be Exception to the Schedule

On August 22, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Stephen Bush. Bush alleged on February 11,...

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