Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 07
  • Jan
  • 2013

2013 Alabama Mileage Reimbursement Rate Update

Effective January 1, 2013, the standard mileage reimbursement rate for Alabama was increased to 56.5 cents per mile.  

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  • 17
  • Dec
  • 2012

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Reverses Order Requiring Employer to Pay Medical on Twenty Five Year Old Injury

On December 14, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company v. Marvin Wilson. On appeal, was the trial court’s holding tha…

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  • 13
  • Nov
  • 2012

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Affirms Award of Death Benefits

On October 26, 2012, The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in the case of Hornady Transportation, LLC v. Gwendolyn Fluellen. In that case, the employer appealed …

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  • 13
  • Nov
  • 2012

Alabama Volunteers and the Right to Workers Compensation Benefits

Volunteers in Alabama who provide free or charitable services for organizations are generally not covered by the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act. The idea being that someone who…

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  • 21
  • Sep
  • 2012

Scott Baio, Joan Jett, Bilbo Baggins, and Tommy Lasorda

What do all of these people have in common with the Alabama Workers’ Comp Blawg? They all celebrate birthdays on September 22nd. Many thanks to all of our readers who have helped …

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  • 19
  • Sep
  • 2012

Court Looks at Totality of Circumstances and Determines Accident did not Arise out of or in the Course of Employment

On September 14, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in McDuffie v. Medical Center Enterprise. Nancy McDuffie worked as a Patient Care Attendant at Medic…

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  • 19
  • Sep
  • 2012

Once Bitten Twice Denied

On September 14, 2012, The Alabama Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Ex parte Johnnie L. Odom.  In Mercy Logging, LLC v. Johnnie L. Odom, the Alabama Court of Civ…

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  • 11
  • Sep
  • 2012

Alabama Workers Compensation Organization 2012 Fall Conference

Just a reminder that the AWCO will be putting on its Fall Conference at the Westin Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama on October 29th and 30th. Along with a fantastic line up of speaker…

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  • 10
  • Aug
  • 2012

No Pain No Gain

On August 10, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Gold Kist, Inc. v. Delores Diane Smith wherein it reversed a permanent and total award. At trial, th…

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  • 27
  • Jul
  • 2012

Alabama Workers Compensation Organization 2012 Fall Conference

The AWCO will be putting on its Annual Fall Conference on October 29th and 30th at the Westin Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama. This conference always provides a fantastic line up of …

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  • 27
  • Jul
  • 2012

Rattlesnake Roundup Gone Awry

On July 27, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Mercy Logging, LLC v. Johnnie L. Odom wherein it reversed the trial court’s finding that the employee …

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  • 20
  • Jul
  • 2012

Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Court of Civil Appeals Holding in Ex parte Caldwell

On July 20, 2012, the Alabama Supreme Court released its opinion in Ex parte Caldwell (In re: West Fraser, Inc. v. Windell Caldwell, Sr.), reversing the earlier January 13, 2012 h…

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  • 11
  • Jun
  • 2012

Workers Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2012

Beginning July 1, 2012, the maximum worker’s compensation payable will be $771 per week and the minimum will be $212 per week.  This change is based on the Director of Industrial …

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  • 11
  • Jun
  • 2012

Court of Appeals Amends its Opinion in Denmark v. Industrial Manufacturing Specialists, Inc.

On June 8, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals amended its previous opinion in Denmark v. Industrial Manufacturing Specialists, Inc. As reported on our blog on May 7, 2012, t…

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  • 23
  • May
  • 2012

Worker Can Say FUB and Still Get TTD

An employee had an injury while working for Tyson Poultry in Arkansas. He was placed under light-duty restrictions by his physician, and Tyson accommodated those restrictions. Whi…

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  • 07
  • May
  • 2012

Court of Appeals Addresses Injuries Affecting More than One Scheduled Member and Double Compensation for Injuries to Minors

On May 4, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its decision in the case of Denmark v. Industrial Manufacturing Specialists, Inc. In that case, the Court addressed whe…

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  • 02
  • May
  • 2012

Use of Common Law Defense of Misrepresentation in Workers Compensation

As previously reported on August 5, 2011, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals held in the case of Cascaden v. Winn-Dixie Montgomery, LLC that an employer need not rely upon an empl…

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  • 25
  • Apr
  • 2012

The Court of Civil Appeals Addresses Statute of Limitations, Notice and Standard of Proof Dealing With a Foot Injury, Successive Back Injury and Traumatic Back Injury

On April 20, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its decision in the case of Mobile Airport Authority v. Robert Etheredge affirming the trial court’s permanent and t…

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  • 25
  • Apr
  • 2012

Court of Appeals Upholds Two-Part Test for Causation but Affirms Judgment for Employee

On April 20, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its decision in the case of Ex parte Advantage Resourcing, Inc., in which it addressed both legal and medical causat…

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  • 19
  • Apr
  • 2012

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Addresses Medical Causation

On April 13, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. v. Freeman, in which the Court addressed an employee’s burden of proo…

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