Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 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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  • 20
  • Oct
  • 2011

Accident Caused By Answering Cell Phone While Driving Deemed Compensable in Virginia

A hospice nurse in Virginia was recently awarded workers’ compensation benefits after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident while on call. The hospice nurse worked on call during the...

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  • 27
  • Apr
  • 2011

Driving Distracted Should be a Safety Rule Violation

It may come as a surprise to many, but driving while using a cell phone delays a driver’s reaction time as much as a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent,...

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  • 22
  • Jun
  • 2010

Going In-Depth with the Laws Governing Injured Oil Spill Workers Claims

As we mentioned in our previous post, injured workers’ claims arising out of the oil spill cleanup will be governed by three sets of laws: the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’...

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  • 14
  • Jun
  • 2010

OIL SPILL LIKELY TO LEAD TO FUTURE WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS

On April 20, 2010, Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, leading to 1.3 million gallons of crude oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico per day. By comparison, the Exxon/Valdez...

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