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CUMULATIVE-TRAUMA INJURY DEEMED COMPENSABLE

Ex parte Johns and Kirksey, Inc. Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (February 8, 2013) The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently held that an employee presented substantial evidence that his cumulative-trauma injury occurred in the line and scope of his employment and there
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INJURY TO EMPLOYEE THAT HAD CLOCKED OUT DEEMED NOT COMPENSABLE

INJURY TO EMPLOYEE THAT HAD CLOCKED OUT DEEMED NOT COMPENSABLE McDuffie vs. Medical Center Enterprise Circuit Court of Coffee County, Alabama (September 14, 2012)             The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently held that a
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PAIN EXCEPTION DOES NOT REMOVE CASE FROM SCHEDULED MEMBER PROVISIONS OF ALABAMA’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

PAIN EXCEPTION DOES NOT REMOVE CASE FROM SCHEDULED MEMBER PROVISIONS OF ALABAMA’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT   Gold Kist, Inc. vs. Smith Circuit Court of   Franklin County, Alabama (August 10, 2012)               The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently refused to remove an ankle in
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RATTLESNAKE BITE DOES NOT ARISE OUT OF EMPLOYMENT

RATTLESNAKE BITE DOES NOT ARISE OUT OF EMPLOYMENT   Mercy Logging vs. Odom Circuit Court of Escambia County, Alabama (July 27, 2012)   The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently held that a snake-bite suffered by an employee did not arise out of his employment.   The p
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MINOR INJURED AT WORK ENTITLED TO DOUBLE COMPENSATION

MINOR INJURED AT WORK ENTITLED TO DOUBLE COMPENSATION   Denmark v. Industrial Manufacturing Specialists, Inc. Circuit Court of Morgan County, Alabama (May 4, 2012)   The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently held that a 16-year-old part-time employee injured while performi
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EMPLOYEE SUFFERS COMPENSABLE INJURY RETURNING TO WORKPLACE AFTER RETRIEVING ITEM FROM HIS VEHICLE

EMPLOYEE SUFFERS COMPENSABLE  INJURY RETURNING TO WORKPLACE AFTER  RETRIEVING  ITEM  FROM HIS VEHICLE   Ex parte Advantage Resourcing, Inc. Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama (April 20, 2012)   The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently held that an employee who suffered a
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COURT CONCLUDES THAT “TRAVELING EMPLOYEE” SUFFERS COMPENSABILITY INJURY

COURT CONCLUDES THAT “TRAVELING EMPLOYEE” SUFFERS COMPENSABILITY INJURY   McDaniel v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama (March 30, 2012)   The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently held that an employee who was injured
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EMPLOYEES MISREPRESENTATION OF PRIOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS NOT A BAR TO RECEIPT OF BENEFITS

G. A. West & Co., Inc., v. Johnston Washington County Circuit Court (February 10, 2012)   The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently held that an employee’s failure to fully disclose his prior medical history on a job application did not preclude him from recovering permanent and
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PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY AND RECEIPT OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS

ALABAMA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE LAW UPDATE       I.                      PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY AND RECEIPT OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS White Tiger Graphics, Inc. v. Paul Clemons Madison County (January 13, 2012)   Last week, the Alabama Court of C
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