Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 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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  • 07
  • Jul
  • 2017

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2017

Beginning July 1, 2017, the maximum workers’ compensation payable was raised to $843.00 per week and the minimum was raised to $232.00 per week.  https://labor.alabama.gov/docs/guides/wc_weeklywage.pdf

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  • 02
  • Aug
  • 2016

Alabama Court of Appeals Weighs Set-Off of Other Disability Benefits

On July 22, 2016, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in City of Birmingham v. Thomas, in which it addressed whether the City of Birmingham improperly reduced...

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  • 06
  • Jul
  • 2016

Alabama Workers' Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2016

Beginning July 1, 2016, the maximum worker’s compensation payable was raised to $832 per week and the minimum was raised to $229 per week. This change was based on the...

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  • 18
  • Aug
  • 2015

Alabama Workers' Compensation Rate Change

For all injuries occurring on and after July 1, 2015, the maximum workers' compensation payable was raised to $813 per week, and the minimum was raised to $224 per week....

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  • 29
  • Jul
  • 2014

Alabama Employers can Deny Claim While also Paying Indemnity and Medical Benefits

On July 25, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered an interesting scenario where the trial judge granted an employee's motion to strike the employer's defenses to compensability that...

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  • 23
  • May
  • 2012

Worker Can Say FUB and Still Get TTD

An employee had an injury while working for Tyson Poultry in Arkansas. He was placed under light-duty restrictions by his physician, and Tyson accommodated those restrictions. While on light duty...

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  • 31
  • Mar
  • 2010

WHEN REFUSAL WILL STOP ENTITLEMENT TO BENEFITS

McWane, Inc. v. McClurg; released 3/26/2010 The Court of Appeals addressed three separate issues related to an employee’s refusal resulting in benefits being stopped during the period of refusal. First, the employer...

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  • 03
  • Oct
  • 2009

TRIAL COURT REVERSED CONCERNING METHOD FOR CREDITING EMPLOYER FOR TTD PAYMENTS AFTER MMI

Steam & Process Repairs v. Michael V. Cayton: On October 2, 2009, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released this opinion wherein it reversed the trial court in its method of...

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