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If you’ve been hurt at work, our Long & Long family can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

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Suffering a work-related injury or illness can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. Beyond that, navigating the process of filing a claim for workers’ comp while you’re trying to heal can be challenging. When you’ve been hurt at work, it’s important to remember that you have rights, and you don’t have to navigate the legal system alone.

Our experienced Mobile, AL, workers’ comp lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of our Gulf Coast community. We’re dedicated to helping injured workers obtain the benefits they need after a workplace accident. So if you’ve been hurt on the job and are struggling to receive workers’ comp benefits, please don’t wait to give us a call. The Long Brothers are on your side.

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The legal system can seem daunting. So we make getting help from our office quick and easy. Just contact us and get started on your free case review!

You Deserve Compensation

You work hard every day. So when you suffer an injury or illness, you deserve compensation. We’re ready to help you fight for that.

No Costly Upfront Fees

You shouldn’t have to worry about costly upfront fees when you should be focusing on recovering. So you won’t owe us a dime unless we win for you.

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We Understand What You’re Going Through

Workplace injuries happen every day. They can be isolating, overwhelming, and sometimes life-changing. The pressure from medical bills and lost wages added with immense mental and physical pain from your injuries can be unbearable. However, we understand what you’re going through and want you to know that you’re not alone if you’re in this situation.

Attorneys Earle and Bennett Long, along with our entire Long & Long family, can help you navigate the legal process to obtain the benefits you need to begin to move forward. We’re on your side and ready to help. Getting started is easy. Just give us a call or fill out our online form, and we’ll begin your free case review.

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Do I Have a Case

Workers’ comp claims can be complex. Each case is different and may involve unique injuries and circumstances. Still, the common thread is that they’re related to your on-the-job duties and injuries or illnesses that occurred as a result.

If you get hurt at work, but your situation doesn’t align with any injuries listed below, we still recommend contacting a workers’ comp attorney to see if you have a case.

  • Burns
  • Concussions
  • Eye injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Strains and sprains
  • Bruises and lacerations
  • Neck, back, and spine injuries
  • Cumulative injuries from repeated stress over time

However, worker’s comp doesn’t cover certain injuries and accidents. These include but are not limited to:

  • Stress or psychiatric disorders
  • Injuries caused by fighting
  • Injuries that happen while committing a crime
  • Injuries that occur while under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Injuries that occur while violating company safety policies
  • Self-inflicted injuries

There’s a time limit for how long you have to seek compensation for your injuries for all personal injury cases. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In Alabama, the statute of limitations for workers’ comp is two years from the date of the injury or two years from the date of your last temporary total disability (TTD) payment.

It’s important to discuss your case with an experienced workers’ comp attorney. At Long & Long, we know what you’re going through, and we’re here to ensure you don’t miss any critical deadlines so you can focus on what is most important: recovering.

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How Can a Lawyer Help?

Workers’ comp claims can be challenging and complex. Taking on your case by yourself can leave you at a disadvantage, so it’s best to enlist the help of an experienced workers’ comp attorney. Our team understands the complexities of workers’ comp laws in Alabama, and we can build the strongest possible case on your behalf. We’ll gather evidence, field calls from insurance companies and defense attorneys, and find additional compensation you may not know you deserve. But, most importantly, we will be your loyal advocate and stand up for your rights. Our Mobile, AL, workers’ comp lawyers will be with you every step of the way, helping you seek the maximum amount for your losses.

What Benefits Can I Receive?

As medical bills pile up while you’re out of work recovering from your workplace accident, you’re likely wondering what benefits you’re entitled to. Workers’ compensation can help make ends meet during this difficult time.

While no two cases are the same and the specific amount you’re able to receive will depend on the circumstances of your situation, injured workers are entitled to the following types of benefits under the Alabama workers’ compensation system:

Your workers’ comp benefits should cover the cost of any medical expenses related to your workplace injuries or illness. These can include the cost of medical evaluations, hospital stays, prescriptions, surgeries, and any equipment required to recover, such as a wheelchair or crutches.

Workers’ compensation may also provide payment for disability benefits if your injury or illness limits or prevents your ability to work, replacing a portion of your lost wages. They fall into four categories depending on the severity of your condition.

  • Temporary Partial Disability – If you’re still able to work, but your disability causes you to earn less than your usual wages, you may be able to receive temporary partial benefits.
  • Temporary Total Disability – This type of disability benefit may be available if you need to take more than five days off from work. When you return to work, or your doctor determines you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, these benefits will cease.
  • Permanent Partial Disability – If you’ve suffered a permanent disability that partially hinders your ability to work, you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits for a certain amount of time specified by the state.
  • Permanent Total Disability – If your injury or illness is so severe that it permanently prevents you from returning to work, you may be entitled to benefits for the duration of your disability.

If the unthinkable happens and your loved one dies from a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to death benefits under the workers’ compensation system. These benefits aid the deceased worker’s spouse, children, or other related financial dependents and may even cover funeral expenses.

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What to Do After an Injury at Work

Notify Your Employer

You must inform your employer immediately after your accident. Once you make your employer aware of the incident, they may ask you to fill out a form describing your accident and injury. Ensure you complete the form accurately and return it as soon as possible. If you wait too long, it could jeopardize your right to benefits.

Seek Medical Treatment

You should also seek medical attention for your work-related injury or illness as soon as possible. Always notify your doctor that your injury/illness is related to your job so that they can include an assessment of your capabilities in the workplace. This information can be vitally important later on if your employer’s insurance company contests your claim and you need medical evidence.

Speak With an Attorney

If you have any questions or concerns about applying for workers’ compensation, please don’t hesitate to contact Long & Long Injury Attorneys. From gathering the proper paperwork to speaking with the insurance company, we can help make the complex process simpler and smoother for you and your family.

Hurt On The Job? Our Long & Long Family Is Here For You!

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Workers’ Comp FAQs

While a lawyer isn’t required to receive workers’ compensation benefits, it can be incredibly beneficial. In some cases, insurance companies refuse to pay injured employees the benefits they deserve. If you have suffered a work-related illness or injury and have trouble obtaining benefits, our attorneys are here to help. We will be your guide and work with you to seek the benefits you deserve. That includes helping you gather evidence to support your claim and ensuring all documents are filed correctly and on time.

Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis. That means we don’t require any upfront fees, and we don’t get paid unless you do!

Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means you’re entitled to benefits even if you were responsible for your injury. So as long as the accident occurred while you were on the job, you should be entitled to benefits to help cover your medical expenses and part of your lost wages.

The timeline in a workers’ compensation claim is critical. You should inform your employer of your accident as soon as possible. For example, suppose you cannot earn full wages for three or more days due to an occupational injury or illness. In that case, your employer is responsible for reporting your condition to the insurance company and the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) within seven days of the injury, starting your workers’ comp claim.

It’s unfortunate, but many workers’ comp claims get denied the first time around. If you’ve been denied workers’ compensation, then you may need the help of a Mobile, AL, workers’ comp lawyer. A denial doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get the benefits you need. It just means you will have to appeal your case. However, the appeal process can take a while, and it can be complex. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the process and fight for the benefits you deserve.

In most cases, no. Generally, you’re restricted to the benefits you receive through workers’ compensation, which means you cannot sue for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. However, if your employer intentionally caused an injury or didn’t carry the necessary workers’ compensation insurance and you were injured, contact our team to share the unique aspects of your case.

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