Protecting Injured Workers
The Blackwell Law Firm frequently helps Alabama workers who have suffered life-altering or disabling work-related injuries. If you suffered a work-related injury, our workers’ compensation laws may provide benefits.
Injured workers need proper medical care to recover when possible. And, when injuries are permanent, workers need proper benefits. The workers’ compensation system was enacted to provide basic benefits.
However, big insurance companies and big retailers have hired teams of lobbyists to try and change these important legal protections. In the last 20 years, injured workers have faced increasing difficult simply obtaining basic benefits. The system has been under assault and injured workers have suffered.
This is a topic important to all working families. In other states, corporate lobbyists have successfully pushed changes allowing companies to opt completely out of benefit systems and write their own rules. When that happens, working families and local communities pay the price.
In Alabama, we have seen many other changes harmful to injured workers. Benefits have not increased in decades. Legal changes have made it difficult to obtain compensation for some disabling injuries. The system has become bogged in procedures which benefit the insurance companies over the workers. These are just a few of the changes causing additional problems for workers needing benefits.
This is a topic I discuss frequently on the firm blogs. I urge you to read more on this topic. We must protect working families if we want our communities and cities to remain strong.