Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 30
  • Mar
  • 2015

Alabama Court Reverses Award of Attorney Fees Where Utilization Review Properly Followed

On March 20, 2015, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Good Hope Contracting Company, Inc. v. McCall wherein it upheld an order compelling medical treatment but...

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  • 10
  • May
  • 2011

A Specific Purpose Doctor Cannot Make Referrals for Treatment that Fall Outside that Specific Purpose

On May 6, 2011, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its decision in Ex parte Imerys USA, where it held that a referral by an authorized treating physician to...

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  • 12
  • Jan
  • 2010

JURY VERDICT REVERSED ON APPEAL BECAUSE OF CO-EMPLOYEE STATUS OF INDIVIDUALLY NAMED DEFENDANT

G.UB.MK Constructors and Eric Leslie v. Darlene Garner, as administratrix of the estate of Wendell Garner, deceased: On January 8, 2010, the Alabama Supreme Court released this opinion wherein it reversed...

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  • 19
  • Jun
  • 2009

SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR EMPLOYER ON RETALIATORY DISCHARGE CLAIM IS AFFIRMED

Christopher Hatch v. NTW Incorporated, d/b/a/ National Tire and Battery Company: On June 19, 2009, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the trial court’s Order granting the Employer’s Summary Judgment...

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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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