In general, United States employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to help employees pay for any medical treatment and lost wages they incur due to a work-related injury. It’s important to keep in mind that, as with most regulations, individual states have their own unique laws surrounding workers’ compensation law.
Get the facts on Alabama workers’ compensation law so you know how to file a valid claim in this state.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Alabama
In order to file a valid workers’ compensation claim in Alabama, you will need to prove the following:
First, you must prove you work in a profession that is covered by Alabama’s workers’ compensation laws. All employees in the state are covered except for those in the following categories: domestic employees, farm laborers, casual employees, employees of a business with less than five people, licensed real estate brokers, and product demonstrators.
Second, you must prove that you were either at your workplace or performing a work-related activity for your employer outside of the workplace during the time of your injury in order to recover compensation.
Due to the complex nature of this area of law, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the process successfully. At Cunningham Bounds, we have helped countless accident victims recover the compensation they deserve since 1958, and we’re prepared to help you too.
Contact us today at (251) 299-0101 to learn how we can assist you.