Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 08
  • Jul
  • 2014

Alabama Workers' Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2014

Beginning July 1, 2014, the maximum worker’s compensation payable was raised to $794 per week and the minimum was raised to $218 per week. This change was based on...

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  • 22
  • Jul
  • 2013

Alabama Workers Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2013

For claims occurring on or after July 1, 2013, the maximum workers’ compensation rate is $788 per week and the minimum is $217 per week. This change is based...

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  • 11
  • Jun
  • 2012

Workers Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2012

Beginning July 1, 2012, the maximum worker’s compensation payable will be $771 per week and the minimum will be $212 per week.  This change is based on the Director of...

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  • 28
  • Jun
  • 2011

New Evidence May Be Introduced to Determine AWW on Remand from Appellate Court

This is an update on the matter of G.A. West & Co. v. Ricky McGhee which we discussed previously here and here. Previously, the Court of Civil Appeals reversed and remanded...

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  • 14
  • Jun
  • 2011

Workers Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2011

Beginning July 1, 2011, the maximum workers’ compensation payable will be $755.00 per week and the minimum compensation will be $208.00 per week. This change is based on the Director...

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  • 22
  • Jun
  • 2010

Workers Compensation Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2010

Birmingham, AL - On May 27, 2010, in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-5-68(c), Code of Alabama, 1975, as last amended, the Director of Industrial Relations determined that the State's average...

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  • 30
  • Jan
  • 2010

COURT WITHDRAWS PRIOR OPINION AND RELEASES NEW OPINION CONCERNING AWW AND PERMANENT AND TOTAL AWARD

(Note: The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals withdrew its opinion of July 17, 2009 and substituted it with the opinion summarized below) G.A. West & Co. v. Ricky McGhee:  On January 29,...

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  • 18
  • Jul
  • 2009

AWW CALCULATION AND PERMANENT AND TOTAL AWARD AFFIRMED

(Note: This opinion was withdrawn and a new opinion was released on January 29, 2010.  See blawg summary dated January 30, 2010) G.A. West & Company v. Ricky McGhee: On July 17,...

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  • 02
  • Nov
  • 2008

METHOD FOR AWW CALCULATION IS MANDATORY

Ex parte Dolgencorp, Inc., --- So.2d ----, 2008 WL 4757045 (Ala. 2008): In this October 31, 2008 opinion, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the second method for calculating the average...

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