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Alabama Workers Compensation - Employee Benefits

Workers compensation employee benefit information for the State of Alabama

Alabama Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Medical benefits are provided with no time or monetary limitations.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Alabama Workers -

  • The employer selects the treating physician.

Alabama Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • TTD benefits are paid if you are unable to work due to your work injury.
    • The percentage of worker's wage paid is 66 2/3. For weekly payments, the minimum is $194 (27 1/2 percent of SAWW or worker's average wage, if less) and the maximum is $706, 100% of SAWW. The maximum period of payments is the duration of disability.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • If a work injury or illness prevents you from ever returning to a steady job and earning a living from work, you may be eligible for PTD benefits.
    • The percentage of worker's wage paid is 66 2/3. For weekly payments, the minimum is $194 (27 1/2 percent of SAWW or worker's average wage, if less) and the maximum is $706, 100% of SAWW. The maximum period of payments is the duration of disability.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • PPD benefits compensate for permanent loss-of-use of a body part.
    • The percentage of worker's wage paid is 66 2/3. For weekly payments, the minimum is $194 (27 1/2 percent of SAWW or worker's average wage, if less) for scheduled injuries and the maximum is $706, 100% of SAWW. For non-scheduled injuries, the maximum period of payments is 300 weeks, and the maximum payment is $211,800. In case a scheduled permanent partial disability follows or accompanies a period of temporary total disability resulting from the same injury, the period of TTD shall not be deducted from the maximum number of weeks set for each partial disability; in case of non-scheduled PPD, such periods shall be deducted.


Alabama Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • For Alabama death claims, multiply the employee's average weekly earnings prior to the accident by 50% if the employee has one dependent, or by 66 2/3% if the employee has two or more dependents. Death benefits are subject to maximum and minimum in effect on date of injury. If the deceased employee, at the time of his or her death, has no dependents, then within 60 days of his or her death, the employer shall pay a one-time lump sum payment of $7,500 to the deceased worker's estate


Alabama Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Fees of attorneys cannot exceed 15% of the amount of compensation awarded or paid.

More specific workers compensation information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:
http://dir.alabama.gov/wc/benefits.aspx



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.
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