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Birmingham Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Have you or a loved one become injured in a workplace-related injury or illness but are uncertain about what to do next? Are you overwhelmed by dealing with insurance companies or related medical bills, and your employer is not providing adequate financial support? You may need a Birmingham workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure you receive the care you deserve.

If the boss lets you down, DeGaris Law has you covered! When your employer fails in their responsibility, our Birmingham injury attorneys are here to help hold them accountable so that you can focus on healing.

With over thirty years of experience representing injured employees, DeGaris Law has assisted clients in obtaining maximum workers’ compensation benefits.

Dial DeGaris Law at 205-575-8000, or book a free no-obligation case review online today!

What Constitutes As a Workplace Injury or Illness in Alabama?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which governs the federal work condition standards, defines “workplace injury or illness” as “An injury or illness is an abnormal condition or disorder taking place in a single physical location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed.” 

In Alabama, workplace injuries and illnesses occur either on or because of the job. Under Alabama workers’ compensation law, employers that regularly have five or more employees(full-time or part-time) on the payroll must carry workers’ compensation insurance.

Examples of Workplace Injury and Illness in Birmingham

There are potentially thousands of causes for workplace injury and illness. A few examples we see regularly in Birmingham include:

Injuries or Illness That Do Not Qualify

OSHA also provides several exceptions for what is not considered work-related. A few of the circumstances include:

  • The employee caught a common cold or flu (called “ordinary diseases of life”) from a co-worker or member of the public.
  • The employee is in a motor vehicle accident resulting from their commute or the business parking lot.
  • The employee was injured while in the work environment, acting as a member of the public, not as an employee.
  • The employee was injured due to a voluntary health program provided by the employer.

If Alabama Requires Employers Carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance, Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

The right workers’ compensation lawyer can:

  • Help ensure an injured worker receives the best medical treatment and compensation for lost wages
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies
  • Provide legal representation for the employee in the appeals process in the event an employer denies or disputes the claim

While it is possible to sue your employer directly under Alabama law, that is a largely ineffective strategy for getting you the care and financial support you need in a timely manner.

DeGaris Law Fights for the Workers as Birmingham’s Top Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

DeGaris Law is here to serve and support you with the guidance and compassion you need to get the most out of workers’ compensation.

Discover how much money you may be leaving on the table after a workplace injury or illness by calling DeGaris Law at 205-575-8000. You can also book a free case review by one of Birmingham’s most accomplished firms online today.

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