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An injury which occurs at work is all too often followed by the tedious and sometimes disappointing workers' compensation claims process. The state of Alabama has designed these laws to not only protect the injured employee, but to also avoid a lengthy and expensive trial for both the employer and the employee. However, in the process of circumventing the courtroom, legislators have made the laws governing workers' compensation much more complex than they should be. That is why it is not only helpful, but important to seek legal counsel, to answer any questions that you may have, as well as to circumnavigate the bureaucracy associated with workers' compensation.

According to the U.S Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4.5 million injuries and illnesses are reported in private industry workplaces each year. This means that roughly five workers per 100 full-time workers are injured at work or become ill in the workplace each year. Certain work laws exist to guarantee that workers who are injured in the workplace will receive permanent financial awards. These laws were created in an effort to solve any kind of dispute outside of the courtroom.

After an accident, the first call you should make is to an attorney specializing in workers' compensation law. The claims process is designed to be the best alternative to trial. As a matter if fact, in Alabama, it is mandatory for all employers to carry workers' compensation insurance for their employees. This law is meant to ensure that any injured employee is covered by the state insurance. The process that is supposed to protect the worker is often very complex and comes at a time in which the employee is least capable to deal with it.

That is where a workers' compensation attorney comes in. He or she can ensure that the employee's rights are protected throughout the claims process. Despite the safeguards that Alabama laws provide for those injured at work, there still ways by which a shrewd employer can manipulate the system. Hiring a worker's compensation attorney allows the employee to concentrate on recovery, and not on filing dates and hearings.

Before the claim is filed, employers and insurance carries have hired a staff of attorneys who oversee each workers' compensation claim filed. That is why the employee also needs representation, so that he can level the playing field, speed up and experience the full potential of the workers' compensation insurance that the laws allows. Without an attorney, there is the serious potential for an unsuccessful case, despite the state laws which try to protect the injured employee. A simple consultation with an attorney can sometimes be a great benefit to an injured employee's case. However, if all of the negotiations hit a stalemate, then the worker's compensation attorney is prepared to represent their client's interest at trial.

While an experienced and successful Alabama workers' compensation lawyer or attorney can help you file and win your claim, the lawyer overseeing your claim will have to be compensated for their services as well. Currently, in the state of Alabama, statutes dictate the amount of attorney's fees for worker's compensation cases.

If you or someone you know has been injured at work, and you want to learn more about your legal rights, contact a worker's compensation lawyer or attorney today. You can find a workers' compensation lawyer by visiting the American Bar Association website. The American Bar Association website features a lawyer locator function which allows the user to search through workers' compensation lawyer and attorney profiles in each specific city and state. Access to the site and profiles is absolutely free.


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