Being injured at work typically means you are eligible to collect worker’s compensation. Alabama law does allow some employers to not pay unemployment insurance including those who have less than five employees. In addition, there are also specific circumstances where employees may not be able to file an unemployment claim including:
* Employee’s willful misconduct resulted in an accident
* Employee was in a fight that did not involve their employment
* Employee engaged in willfully dangerous behavior
* Employee working under the influence
* Employee ignoring workplace rules
Outside of these exemptions, employers generally approve workman’s compensation claims for employees who are injured in workplace incidents. In addition, family members may be eligible to file a workman’s compensation claim in the event of an employees death.
When employers fight a claim
Unfortunately, not all employers approve workman’s compensation claims regardless of their validity. When a claim is rejected, the employee has the right to hire an attorney to help them fight the rejection. It is important when fighting a claim to ensure the attorney that is selected has experience with workman’s compensation. Because the laws can be complicated, it is nearly impossible for someone without experience to successfully fight your claim.
Whether you are an employee who has received a notification that your workman’s compensation claim was denied or you are a family member who needs help fighting a denial for a workplace injury that resulted in death, the law offices of Noel B. Leonard, LLC is standing by to help.
Contact us today and let us help you get the compensation you deserve under the Alabama workman’s compensation rules.