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:
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 is really informative and also troubling for Alabama workers. Unfortunately for Alabama workers, Alabama’s values are the lowest in the United States for almost every injury and well below the national average.
For instance, the total loss of an arm pursuant to the Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Act is worth $48,840. In Georgia, the same injury is worth $118,125. In Mississippi, the injury is worth almost double Alabama at $92,718. Alabama is well-below the national average at $169,878.
For the total loss of a leg in Alabama, the injury is worth $44,000. In Georgia, it is worth $118,125, while in Mississippi it is worth almost double Alabama at $81,128. The national average is $153,221, so Alabama is $110,000 lower than the national average.
As shown above, Alabama workers have limited recovery pursuant to the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act. However, we believe an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can maximize the recovery for the injured worker and give proper legal advice in order serve the best interests of the injured worker.