Alabama workers who have been injured on the job may not know what to do to continue to provide for themselves and their families.
Injured workers who find themselves in this situation should know what workers’ compensation benefits can help them with and when they can receive them.
Workers’ compensation benefits are generally available to injured workers who work for a business that is covered by the workers’ compensation law and are injured by an accident that occurs during the course of their employment. In addition, injured workers must also provide proper notice to their employer when they have been injured on the job to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. There are time limits associated with providing notice injured workers also need to be familiar with. Injured workers should also keep in mind that there are certain exceptions to qualifying as well.
Injured workers in Alabama can receive different types of benefits through workers’ compensation. Benefits that may be available include weekly compensation payments based on their earnings and medical care. The injured workers’ employer is responsible for payment of reasonably necessary medical care and a list of the types of care they are responsible for includes a range of medical care and treatment the injured worker may need to recover from their injuries. Death benefits may also be available in circumstances of a fatal workplace accident.
When a worker has been injured in a workplace accident, workers’ compensation can help step in and provide valuable protections for them and their families. Injured workers in Alabama need to be familiar with the benefits available and how they can receive them.