When workers are injured on the job, they need a strong, experienced advocate to help them navigate an often confusing system. Walton Law Firm fights hard for injured workers, helping them determine their rights and responsibilities under the Workers’ Compensation Law. We make sure claims are filed promptly, help to coordinate medical treatment, and represent clients at hearings, trials and appeals. Furthermore, we make sure damages are accurately calculated to ensure that the client gets what they deserve.
- An injured worker should always report the injury to the employer immediately.
- There are specific deadlines regarding the initial report of injury. Never delay in reporting or advising your employer of an injury.
- It is also important to remember that the employer who is responsible for paying your medical expenses will choose the doctor or doctors by whom you will be treated. This can and does cause problems which will require an experienced attorney to handle.
- Also, note that the employers’ workers compensation carrier will be required to pay you temporary total disability benefits (TTD) while you are out of work. This amount is a percentage of your average weekly wages over a certain time period. In Alabama you receive 66-2/3 of your average weekly wages. Again, you will need an experienced attorney to ensure that you are paid the correct amount for TTD and further ensure that there is no delay in making said payments.
We provide experienced representation in all kinds of workers’ compensation cases, including cases arising from on the job accidents, industrial injuries, occupational diseases, death claims, and other claims. On occasion we will associate an attorney whose primary practice is workers compensation to assist us with your claim with no additional fee. In fact, Alabama and Georgia statutory law sets the contingency based fee in these type cases.