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Understanding Workers’ Compensation in Alabama

Entendiendo la Compensación por Accidentes de Trabajo en Alabama

This article addresses a crucial question that many of our clients and followers ask us: How much money can one receive after a workplace accident? This is a common concern, especially in the state of Alabama, and we want to share some key points.

Income Benefits During Disability

If you suffer a workplace accident in Alabama, the first thing you will receive is income benefits while you cannot work. This generally corresponds to two-thirds of your usual salary, that is, about 66%. It’s important to understand this ratio, as many are surprised to receive a smaller check than expected.

Medical Expenses Coverage

Medical expenses are a significant part of the compensation. This includes everything from ambulance transportation, medical visits, and diagnostic tests, to physical and occupational therapies. It’s important to note that these expenses are usually negotiated and paid at the end of the legal process.

Wage Loss Benefits

If your injury or illness prevents you from returning to your usual job or forces you to change the nature of your work, you could be entitled to additional benefits. These are related to wage loss and depend on the classification of your disability, and this means understanding if it’s temporary or permanent, partial or total.

Additional Compensations

There are compensations for the loss of use of a body part, such as a hand or a finger, and also for total or permanent disability. The final amount you could receive depends on the percentage of disability determined by a doctor once you have recovered.

It is crucial to understand that compensation for a workplace accident is a set of factors that vary according to each case. Patience and proper legal guidance are fundamental in this process. In our office, we are equipped with the knowledge and legal tools necessary to face these complex situations.

Although we hope you never have to face a workplace accident situation, it is important to be informed. If you have questions or need assistance in personal injury or immigration matters, do not hesitate to contact us. You can do so through our contact number, 205-506-2129, our Abogados Centro Legal website, Facebook, or YouTube.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is purely informative. If you require legal advice, we suggest contacting one of our lawyers at Abogados Centro Legal.

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