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SCHEDULED INJURIES VS. BODY AS A WHOLE INJURIES IN ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASES

In this video, Bernard discusses what a scheduled injury is and what body as a whole means in Alabama workers’ compensation cases. We have previously discussed this subject in NomBlog: http://www.nomberglaw.com/your-job-may-cost-you-an-arm-and-a-leg-but-that-arm-and-leg-are-worth-more-in-almost-every-state-other-than-alabama/ Propublica published a most interesting interactive chart showing how much compensation a worker is entitled to receive for injuries sustained on the job. This state by state comparison […]

ERGONOMICS, EXERCISE AND LIFESTYLE CHOICES IN THE WORKPLACE

In this video, Bernard is joined by trainer Brett Andrews.  Bernard and Brett discuss keeping healthy in the workplace. Please click on the link for the video: https://youtu.be/Flc7XJjXXBc Check out our recent blog post on this topic, entitled Workplace Ergonomics: Does My Employer Have to Provide Comfort in the Workplace?  http://www.nomberglaw.com/workplace-ergonomics-does-my-employer-have-to-provide-comfort-in-the-workplace/             United Airlines passenger David […]

FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATIONS IN ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASES

In this video, Bernard is joined by Dave Bledsoe, Jr. of Bledsoe Occupational Therapy (fcealabama.com). Bernard and Dave discuss what a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is, why they are performed and the impact they have on Alabama workers’ compensation claims. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/AXxUz-ir9ro We have previously written about FCEs: http://www.nomberglaw.com/functional-capacity-evaluations-prepare/ Functional capacity evaluations […]

RETALIATORY DISCHARGE CASES IN ALABAMA

In this video, Bernard is joined by Alabama attorney Steve Goozee.  Steve is an experienced attorney, who has handled many retaliatory discharge cases over the years.  Bernard and Steve discuss the ins and outs of retaliatory discharge. Alabama law makes it illegal for an employer to fire an employee for maintaining a workers’ compensation claim. […]

IDIOPATHIC EVENTS IN ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASES

So you get hurt while working. You automatically get workers’ compensation benefits, right? Not necessarily.  Your claim may be denied based on many available defenses.  In this video, Bernard discusses the idiopathic defense. The general rule is that the employment must be the source and cause of the accident in order to be compensable as […]

TRIAL IN AN ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE

So its time to go to trial in your Alabama workers’ compensation case. What is that like?  In this video, Bernard discusses what trial is like for a work comp case. Alabama is the only state where workers’ compensation cases are tried and ruled on by a trial judge.  Trials usually last less than one […]

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN AN ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM

In this video, Bernard discusses what benefits and damages an injured worker can receive in an Alabama workers’ compensation case. The injured worker can receive the following benefits: 1. Medical treatment – authorized by the employer/workers’ compensation carrier 2. Temporary total disability benefits – two-thirds of the average weekly wage, subject to a ceiling and […]

MEDIATION VS. TRIAL IN AN ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE

In this video, Bernard discusses mediating a workers’ compensation claim to settlement as well as taking the case to trial.  Advantages and disadvantages of both are discussed. Check out Bernard’s article from NomBlog on this topic:  I HAVE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE AND WE HAVE TO GO TO TRIAL. WHAT IS THAT LIKE? Also, see, SETTLE YOUR WORKERS’ […]