Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 22
  • Jul
  • 2013

Alabama Judges can Assign Disability Ratings that are Lower than the Impairment Rating Assigned by the Doctor

On July 19, 2013, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Gore v. Lafarge North America, Inc. wherein it addressed the trial judge’s ability to assign a...

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  • 02
  • Apr
  • 2011

Employee Mauled By Bear After Smoking Pot Wins Workers' Compensation Benefits

In Montana, the state supreme court upheld a Workers’ Compensation Court ruling that a man who was mauled while feeding the bears at a local tourist attraction is eligible for...

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  • 07
  • Dec
  • 2008

REFUSAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT

Ex parte Saad's Healthcare Services, Inc. In this opinion released on December 5, 2008, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals was correct in determining that...

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  • 13
  • Oct
  • 2008

NO EVIDENCE OF PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT OR VOCATIONAL LOSS

Hendricks v. KW Plastics, Inc., --- So.2d ----, 2008 WL 4531577 (Ala.Civ.App. 2008): An employee took his workers' compensation case to trial without the benefit of an attorney.  Although he proved...

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