From the Auburn office, the attorneys at the Slocumb Law Firm handle a variety of workers’ compensation claims throughout Lee County and all of Alabama. If you need a dedicated lawyer who knows how to get you full benefits in an efficient and effective manner, call Slocumb Law Firm.
- Do I Need an Attorney or Can I File a Workers’ Comp Claim on My Own?
- What is a Third-Party Liability Claim?
- What to Do if Hurt on the Job
We understand the stress people face after getting injured on the job. You can’t work and need to recover from an injury or disability. The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992 allows you to receive a portion of your income and medical care. But sometimes it can seem like a struggle to get justice after an on-the-job accident. That’s why we encourage you to call us at our Auburn office for a free consultation: 334-741-4110.
You can try to deal with the system on your own, but the workers’ comp process can be confusing. The Auburn, AL attorneys at our firm have years of experience navigating the system and helping injured employees recover compensation and benefits. Workers who are hurt on the job sometimes are surprised to find out how confrontational their employers and the insurance carriers can be. They might use tactics to deny coverage or pressure an employee into returning before he or she is ready to do so.
We know how to make sure an employer and the insurance carrier pays out the benefits an employee is rightfully entitled to receive. The law is clear. Your accident at work is governed by the Workers’ Compensation Act. Unless you work for a company that has fewer than five employees or is covered by certain exemptions, your employer is required by law to carry this insurance coverage to protect you in the event of an accident. You are entitled to receive payment for medical expenses as well as 66 ⅔ of your average weekly wage.
The Workers’ Compensation Act protects employers from being sued by their own injured employees. Many injured people wrongly believe workers’ comp is their only available means of obtaining money and benefits in an on-the-job accident. But if the accident was caused by an individual or entity other than your employer, you may have grounds for a third-party liability claim, which is a type of personal injury claim. Such cases commonly arise in construction accidents caused by subcontractors working on the scene. In other instances, someone driving for work purposes might have grounds to file a claim against another driver who causes an accident. While you still may be entitled to your workers’ comp benefits, you also may be able to pursue damages for pain and suffering and other losses with the third party claim.
If you are injured at work, you need to take action swiftly. Report the injury to your supervisor or boss as soon as possible. Seek medical attention. Ask your boss which doctor you should see. Your boss controls the medical treatment. There are strict deadlines for filing claims. We understand the pressure you’re facing and want to help. Contact us immediately and we can guide you and take the burden off your shoulder.
At Slocumb Law Firm, you consultation is always free, and we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us a fee if you get a successful result.