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Birmingham Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Highly-Rated Work Place Injury Attorney in Birmingham, AL

At Jaffe & Erdberg, we advocate for workers’ rights and help injured employees recover the maximum benefits following an injury on the job. With our expertise and professional legal representation, injured employees can get the settlements they deserve and effectively overcome their job-related injury. This is the most rewarding part of our job—helping clients get the justice and compensation they need to move forward.

 

When clients call on our firm, they can be confident knowing they are getting a legacy of legal excellence. Attorney Mark Erdberg’s father and grandfather were both lawyers. This background allowed him to have a strong foundation when he discovered his own passionate for law. The firm remains accessible and maintains thorough communication with clients.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Also referred to as workman’s compensation, workers’ compensation refers to monetary awards paid to employees injured while working. Depending on the type and severity of an individual’s injury, workers’ compensation can include payments for an injured worker’s medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and temporary or permanent disabilities. Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state, as do the statutes of limitation for filing a claim. The statute of limitations is another term for the deadline for filing a claim.

 

Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Laws

Regardless of the specific state, workers’ compensation laws tend to be complex, as they are typically amended on a regular basis. Keep in mind that an individual’s unique case can create exceptions to accepted guidelines. As a result, it’s essential to work with one of our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Jaffe & Erdberg for a thorough evaluation of your case.

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At Jaffe & Erdberg, we understand the trauma and heartache associated with wrongful death cases. Our team strives to handle these matters with the compassion, sensitivity, and commitment we would expect for our own families. Our attorneys can provide your family with a clear explanation of your rights and options. Rest assured that our team remains dedicated to results from start to finish.

  • We have helped clients with a wide range of workers' compensation claims, including those involving:

    • Back injuries
    • Spinal injuries
    • Brain injuries
    • Defective work equipment
    • Repetitive motion injuries
    • Toxic exposure
    • Occupational illness

Here are some general guidelines regarding workers’ compensation laws specific to Alabama:

 

  • Employers that staff fewer than five employees are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
  • Workers’ compensation insurance can be provided via a private carrier or the employers themselves.
  • Employees entitled to workers’ compensation are also entitled to full medical benefits.
  • Employers have the power to select the doctors that employees visit.
  • Payments for partial or total disability are based on a percentage of the employee’s salary and are subject to weekly maximums.
  • Independent contractors are typically not considered to be employees of a business and, therefore, are generally not covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

Steps to Take Following a Workplace Injury

The insurance company providing your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage will be notified of your injury and begin investigating your claim. As stipulated in Alabama’s workers’ compensation laws, you will be entitled to take off work by using “temporary total disability time.” You will not have to use your personal vacation time.

At this point, it’s vital that injured parties meet with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys who are familiar with Alabama worker’s compensation laws and will make sure you take all the right steps. A Birmingham personal injury lawyer from our team can answer your questions and protect your rights. The sooner you contact Jaffe & Erdberg the better.

 

Call Jaffe & Erdberg for a Free Case Evaluation

Insurance companies and employers have experienced lawyers working for them, so don’t assume that they will offer a fair or adequate award for your injuries. By working with an esteemed attorney at Jaffe & Erdberg you can even the playing field and ensure that your rights are protected and appropriately represented. Our lawyers would be happy to arrange an initial consultation.

For a free consultation with an experienced Birmingham workers’ compensation attorney, contact Jaffe & Erdberg at . We look forward to answering your questions.