WHAT IS AN ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENT HEARING?

What’s it like to attend a Best Interests Hearing (aka settlement walk-through hearing) to get my workers’ compensation case approved?  This is the final step before an injured worker’s claim is paid. In Alabama, workers’ compensation settlements must be approved.  One such process for approval is a hearing before a circuit court judge. This court hearing is short (10-15 minutes) and not confrontational, but still can be stressful for any person who is not prepared. This video helps to explain the process.

 

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