Birmingham Back & Neck Injury Attorney
Get the Compensation You Need to Recover
Birmingham workers’ compensation attorney Joseph A. Ingram of Ingram Law represents employees in many industries who have been hurt on the job. At our firm, we understand the stress that these accidents may cause, both for an injured person and for his or her family. We work aggressively to pursue the full benefits that victims deserve to help them get back on their feet.
If you were injured at work, our team can:
- Walk you through the claims process
- Negotiate with employers and insurers
- Represent you in an appeal if needed
At Ingram Law, we are always looking out for our clients’ best interest. We believe that you have the right to compensation that will help you recover – and we are ready to fight to help you obtain those benefits.
Establishing Eligibility for Benefits
Many people in Alabama may suffer back or neck injuries on the job. For example, a grocery store clerk may slip and fall in a slick aisle, or a warehouse worker may suffer a forklift accident. These injuries can be severe and often limit a person’s ability to return to work. When this happens, workers’ compensation benefits play a critical role in reducing the financial impact on the employee and their family.
Workers’ compensation is essentially an insurance system. Employers typically pay into a large reservoir of money, which is then available to employees who are injured on the job. State law requires employers with five or more workers to offer these benefits. They typically include money for medical bills and some lost wages.
To be eligible for benefits, you must show that the back or neck injury happened in the course of your job. This means that the accident happened at a place where you could reasonably have expected to be as part of the job and that you were performing job or incidental duties when it happened. A pizza delivery driver, for example, would likely be entitled to benefits for injuries sustained in a car accident while he is directly returning to the store from a delivery. If he takes the long way back so that he can pick up his daughter at school, on the other hand, the situation is a little more complicated.
Fighting Hard on Your Behalf
One of the most common defenses that employers or insurers may raise when trying to avoid paying benefits is that the worker’s injuries were the result of a pre-existing condition. In other words, the employer may say that you should not receive benefits after a car accident on the job because you already had chronic back and neck pain before the crash.
This means that a person seeking benefits needs to gather medical documentation and other evidence to clearly show that any injuries were caused at least in part by the workplace accident. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Birmingham can help compile this evidence and present it in the strongest possible manner.
With over a decade of experience helping injured employees navigate the benefits process, Ingram Law is ready to help you overcome your struggle. We proudly serve people throughout Jefferson County and Alabama.
Attorney Ingram is a Former District Attorney and has a successful track record.
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