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Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim In Alabama? Here Are Some Common Terms You Need To Know

Nov 30, 2023 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Being injured on the job and pursuing a worker’s compensation claim can be confusing and stressful. While you are accomplished in many ways, the workers’ comp legal process is daunting for those who do not deal with it every day. At Cross & Smith, LLC, a Tuscaloosa workers’ compensation attorney can guide you through every step, ensuring you know what is happening and your best chance at recovering benefits is best supported. In the meantime, the following are some workers’ compensation terms you may be hearing over and over again, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with them. 

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Workers’ Compensation and Claims Against Third Parties

May 31, 2023 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that is available to workers that are injured while fulfilling their employment duties. It provides the injured worker with monetary compensation and medical care for their injuries or sickness. In exchange, the worker is not allowed to sue their employer for their injury or sickness. However, there is no prohibition on an injured or sick worker bringing a claim against a third party that causes their injury or illness. The good news for injured and sick workers is that they may be able to recover the compensation they are due through the workers’ compensation claim as well as the monies they are owed from the third party. When this happens, a Tuscaloosa workers’ compensation attorney at Cross & Smith, LLC, can help recover the amount owed to the injured worker by the third party as well as the employer.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Filing an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Claim

Feb 28, 2023 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

When you suffer an injury at work, workers’ compensation is a remedy typically available to help you with your bills until you are ready to return to your job. Workers’ comp generally pays you a portion of your salary and covers your medical bills. The process of filing a claim for workers’ compensation can be time-consuming even under the best of circumstances, and often, the circumstances are not ideal. To help your claim move as swiftly and easily as possible, pay attention to the do’s and don’ts listed below, and consult with a Tuscaloosa workers’ compensation attorney from Cross & Smith, LLC. 

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available In Alabama

Aug 19, 2022 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

When workers are injured while on the job, they often wonder what types of compensation they are entitled to collect. At Cross & Smith, we help workers from all types of employment backgrounds obtain the compensation they deserve. After meeting with a Tuscaloosa workers’ compensation attorney at our firm, our clients know where they stand legally and are excited they have a lawyer who will guide them through the workers’ comp process. 

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Why You Need An Alabama Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Jul 15, 2022 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Suffering an injury while working can be very disrupting to your life. On top of the medical bills and doctor’s appointments, if you have to miss work, your whole family suffers from your loss of income. Workers’ compensation insurance is there to help you so you can still pay your bills while you recover. However, obtaining the compensation you deserve is not always an easy process, and having a workers’ compensation attorney by your side can make all the difference in whether or not you obtain the benefits you need. Following are a few of the reasons why. 

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The 7 Most Common Types of Work-Related Injuries

Mar 31, 2022 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Many improvements in safety have been made to the places where we work over the years. Even so, workplace injuries occur every day and when it happens to you, it is important to have a trusted Tuscalossa workers’ compensation attorney who is familiar with different types of work-related injuries on your side. At Cross & Smith, LLC, our lawyers are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve after being injured on the job. 

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A Tuscaloosa Work Injury Lawyer Discusses Occupational Diseases

Feb 14, 2022 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

When most people think of workers’ compensation insurance, they think of coverage for injuries sustained in an accident, such as falls and electrocutions. While workers’ compensation is certainly a resource for workers injured in these types of mishaps, it also exists to assist workers suffering from a work-related, or occupational, disease. A Tuscaloosa work injury lawyer from our firm explains.

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Remote Workers & Workers’ Compensation: Is My Injury Covered?

Nov 30, 2021 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

While some companies have always been flexible and allowed their employees to work remotely part or full-time, many did not make the switch until the global pandemic. Covid-19 made remote work a necessity for many businesses fighting to stay afloat during the shutdown. Because of this, many workers and their employers have begun to wonder, “If I’m injured while working remotely, will my injury be covered by workers’ compensation?” The short answer to this is “yes,” but it depends on several different factors. A Tuscaloosa work injury lawyer from our firm explains.

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What Not To Do If You Are Injured On The Job

Nov 19, 2021 - Personal Injury by

Workplace injuries happen far too often, and many victims sabotage their ability to recover the compensation they deserve by their actions or inactions after the injury occurs. When you have been injured while on the job, there are certain matters and activities you should not undertake. Our Tuscaloosa injury attorney explains.

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How Prior Injuries Affect Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Oct 15, 2021 - Workers' Compensation/Work Injury by

Alabama’s workers’ compensation system is designed to streamline the process for injured workers to receive the compensation they need for injuries received while on the job. In turn, an injured worker is not allowed to sue their employer. But what happens if the employee has a prior injury? Does that injury affect their ability to receive workers’ compensation for a new, work-related injury? The short answer is yes. The employee may still be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. A Tuscaloosa workers’ compensation attorney explains. 

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