Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 13
  • May
  • 2021

Alabama Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment in Favor of Employer

  The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently released an opinion in In re: Laura Register v. Outdoor Aluminum, Inc. wherein it reversed summary judgment in favor of...

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  • 30
  • Apr
  • 2021

Alabama Department of Labor and Department of Insurance Licensing Requirements for Workers' Compensation Lost Time Claims Handlers

  The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) requires all people handling lost time workers’ compensation claims to complete 8 hours of Continuing Education (CE) per calendar year. Medical...

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  • 29
  • Apr
  • 2021

Alabama Supreme Court Pandemic Emergency Response Orders Extended Through End of July 2021

  On April 28, 2021, the Alabama Supreme Court issued Administrative Order No. 10 which extended its previous orders concerning workers’ compensation and taking witness testimony remotely during...

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  • 07
  • Apr
  • 2021

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

  Ten years ago, we posted a blog article entitled Driving Distracted Should be a Safety Rule Violation.  Since that time, this deadly roadway epidemic has only gotten...

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  • 26
  • Feb
  • 2021

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act Provides Sole Remedy for Late Indemnity Payments

  On February 26, 2021, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinions concerning three petitions for mandamus that arose out of an action for contempt.  Specifically, the plaintiff was...

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  • 01
  • Feb
  • 2021

The Bridge that Isn't

  The following blog article is published with the permission of guest blogger, Judge David Langham.  It was originally published on Judge Langham’s blog, Florida Workers’ Comp Adjudication.    Chevy Chase...

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  • 06
  • Jan
  • 2021

Alabama Attorney General Says Vaccination Side Effects are Covered by Workers’ Compensation

  At least, that was the opinion of the Alabama AG on February 3, 2003.  A few months prior to that, President Bush announced the National Smallpox Vaccination Program, a smallpox...

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  • 28
  • Dec
  • 2020

2021 Alabama Mileage Reimbursement Rate Update

  Effective January 1, 2021, the mileage reimbursement rate for Alabama will be 56.0 cents per mile, a 1.5 cent decrease from 2020.

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  • 28
  • Dec
  • 2020

Alabama Supreme Court Pandemic Emergency Response Orders Extended Through End of April 2021

  On December 21, 2020 the Alabama Supreme Court issued Administrative Order No. 9 which extended its previous orders concerning workers’ compensation and taking witness testimony remotely during the pandemic.  This...

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  • 17
  • Dec
  • 2020

In Alabama Application of Collateral Estoppel Does Not Violate Right to Trial by Jury

  On December 11, 2020, the Alabama Supreme Court rendered a decision finding that collateral estoppel does not violate the constitutional right to...

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  • 09
  • Dec
  • 2020

The Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization...Membership has its Privileges…Even During a Pandemic

  Membership in the AWCO offers several professional and social opportunities annually to interact with other workers' compensation professionals. Usually, the highlight of the year is the annual AWCO Spring Conference...

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  • 16
  • Oct
  • 2020

World Renown Birmingham Orthopedic Surgeon Suspended for Hoarding Bones

  We make no bones about it; this is one of the stranger stories to be posted on the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Blawg.  It was recently reported by WorkersCompensation.com ...

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  • 22
  • Sep
  • 2020

The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Blawg Turns 13

  In a year that has given us a global pandemic, violent demonstrations and protests, wildfires, locust swarms, murder hornets, and devastating hurricanes, it is appropriate that the...

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  • 21
  • Aug
  • 2020

Alabama Supreme Court Pandemic Emergency Response Orders Extended Through End of 2020

  On August 14, 2020 the Alabama Supreme Court issued Administrative Order No. 8 which extended its previous orders concerning workers’ compensation and taking witness testimony remotely during...

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  • 03
  • Aug
  • 2020

Alabama not Likely to Create COVID-19 Presumptions via Executive Order

  As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, governors in various states have issued executive orders which purport to create a presumption that COVID-19 is a compensable occupational illness...

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  • 08
  • Jul
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Pandemonium in the...

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  • 01
  • Jul
  • 2020

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2020

  As of July 1, 2020, the maximum workers’ compensation payable is increased to $920.00 per week and the minimum is increased to $253.00 per week.  The memorandum regarding the new minimum and...

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  • 22
  • Jun
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Navigating Post-Injury Wage...

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  • 10
  • Jun
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Prepare and Respond:...

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  • 07
  • Jun
  • 2020

WorkersCompensation.com and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network to Host Another Free Webinar Regarding COVID-19

  On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: T.P. and Zoom...

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