Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 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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  • 20
  • Mar
  • 2020

Questions and Answers Regarding Alabama Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19

  New Jersey lawyer and nationally recognized workers’ compensation guru, John Geaney recently posted a COVID-19 Q&A on his award winning Blog site.  The questions are…

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  • 18
  • Mar
  • 2020

Alabama Occupational Diseases and COVID-19

  In Alabama, an occupational disease is defined as “a disease arising out of and in the course of employment… which is due to hazards in excess of those ordinarily incident t…

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  • 28
  • Feb
  • 2020

A look at the Potential Impact of the Coronavirus on Alabama Workers’ Compensation through a New Jersey Lens

  Earlier today (2/28/20), the World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that the risk of spread and impact of the coronavirus is now very high at …

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  • 08
  • Sep
  • 2019

Alabama Hearing Loss Claim Allowed to Proceed Despite Continued Exposure

  On September 6, 2019, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion inEx parte Warrior Met Coal, Inc.  In Warrior, the employee continued to work for employer when he …

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  • 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' Compensa…

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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 J…

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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…

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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 occup…

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