Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 28
  • Oct
  • 2011

Missouri Court rules that Occupational Disease can be Pursued in Tort or as Workers' Compensation Claim

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently upheld a trial court's ruling that an occupational disease does not fall within the exclusivity provisions of the Missouri Workers' Compensation Code. In KCP&L...

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  • 11
  • Sep
  • 2010

Asthma Attacks Or Similar Conditions Can be Occupational Disease or Accidental Injury

Williams v. Valley View Health and Rehabilitation, LLC On September 10, 2010, the Court of Appeals released this opinion wherein it reversed the Trial Court’s grating of Summary Judgment in favor...

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  • 14
  • Mar
  • 2010

PTSD HELD NOT TO BE A OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE IN ABSENCE OF PHYSICAL INJURY

Robert Cocking v. City of Montgomery: On March 12, 2010, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered the issue of whether Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") was compensable as an occupational...

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  • 20
  • Dec
  • 2008

TRIAL COURT'S FINDING OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE IS REVERSED

Greater Mobile Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. v. Charles Atterberry: In this opinion released on December 19, 2008, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered an employee’s claim of occupational disease. At trial, the...

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