BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER
Why Hire a Worker’s Compensation Lawyer?
Workers’ compensation benefits are based on the extent of your disability. The laws in Alabama are not favorable to the employee. If the disability is partial, you get a maximum of 300 weeks of compensation. If the disability is permanent and total, you could get benefits for life.
Anyone who is injured on the job in the State of Alabama is entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. The three most common questions related to filing a claim are: if I file a claim, will my employer fire me or retaliate against me, second, why should I hire a lawyer, the company has offered to pay for my injury. The third question generally relates to being able to afford an attorney.
To answer the first question, it is against the law to retaliate or terminate an employee for filing an injury claim. That is not to say that some companies may try to find another reason to terminate your employment. At Ingram Law LLC we have represented individuals that have been wrongfully terminated for filing an injury claim.
The company will likely want you to sign a release from any future medical costs or medical needs you may have related to an injury. The main reason to hire a lawyer for your claim is because a lawyer can determine what a fair and reasonable settlement is for your injury.
Workers’ compensation benefits are based on a schedule for most injuries. The more severe the injury, the more compensation you are entitled to receive. Often a doctor will provide you with an impairment rating, this is the degree of your injury and disability to your entire body. In order to receive the monetary benefits you need for your family, you need to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side. At Ingram Law LLC we can ensure that the calculations for your benefits are correct. Generally, an injured party will be evaluated for a physical impairment rating and a vocational impairment rating.
In Alabama you are entitled to be compensated based on the impairment, on your ability to earn, not just your physical impairment rating that is usually given by the doctor. However, the insurance company may try to pay you solely based on your doctor’s physical impairment rating. That usually results in a much lower compensation settlement for you. Contact me now at 205-335-2640.
Joseph A. Ingram can help evaluate your case so that you receive the maximum compensation for your settlement. The attorney’s fees are limited by statute in Alabama. If you have suffered a permanent injury on the job, you cannot afford not to have an attorney.
If you have been injured on the job and are unable to work, please call 205-335-2640 for an initial consultation with Joseph Ingram of Ingram Law LLC. I will be glad to schedule a consultation and case evaluation with you. All calls are returned within 24 hours.
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My office is located at 3 Office Park Circle Suite 230, Birmingham, AL 35223.