Alabama Workers' Compensation Law and Handbook
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This newest edition of Alabama Workers' Compensation Law and Handbook has been reorganized and reformatted to make the publication easier to use in both print and electronic formats and a discussion of recent changes in the law. Highlights of the Second Edition are:
• Prisoners' Work Release
• Psychological Injuries
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Burden of Proof
• Temporary Total Disability Maximum Medical Improvement
• Permanent Total Disability Social Security as Evidence
• Schedule of Injuries
• Right to Reopen
• Acts of God
• Fraudulent Suppression
• Retaliatory Discharge
• Workers' Compensation Benefits Child Support
• Medicare Set Aside Trusts
• Tables and Memorandums
• Table of Cases
• Table of Statutes
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Historical Development Of Workers Compensation Law In General
Chapter 2 Legislative History of the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act
Chapter 3 Covered and Non-Covered Employment
Chapter 4 Employer/Employee Relationship
Chapter 5 Accidents and Injuries Subject to the Act
Chapter 6 Arising out of and in the Course of Employment
Chapter 7 Causation: Article 3
Chapter 8 Notice Requirements
Chapter 9 Occupational Diseases: Article 4
Chapter 10 Medical Benefits
Chapter 11 Compensation Benefits
Chapter 12 Vocational Benefits
Chapter 13 Defending the Workers' Compensation Claim
Chapter 14 Unusual Circumstances
Chapter 15 Attorney Fees and Costs
Chapter 16 Jurisdictional Conflict Considerations
Chapter 17 Torts And Workers' Compensation
Chapter 18 Administration of Workers' Compensation
Chapter 19 Other State and Federal Legislation Relevant to Workers Compensation
HANDBOOK FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION PRACTITIONERS
A. Representing the Employee
Chapter 20 The Initial Interview and Immediate Follow-Up
Chapter 21 Handling the Claim Without Suit Being Filed
Chapter 22 Bringing a Claim to Conclusion Without Suit Being Filed
Chapter 23 Filing Suit and Pre-Trial Preparation
Chapter 24 Trial of a Workers' Compensation Case
B. Representing the Employer
Chapter 25 General Advice, Initial Evaluation, And Review Without Suit Being Filed
Chapter 26 Handling the Claim without Suit Being Filed
Chapter 27 Bringing a Claim to Conclusion without Suit Being Filed
Chapter 28 If Suit Has Been Filed; Pre-Trial Preparation
Chapter 29 Trial of a Workers' Compensation Case
C. Topics Applicable to both Injured Workers and Employers
Chapter 30 Concluding the Workers' Compensation Case
Chapter 31 Appellate Process
Chapter 32 Collecting and Satisfying the Judgment
Chapter 33 Issues Warranting Special Consideration
A. Employee Forms
B. Employer Forms
C. Discovery Forms
D. Medical Forms
E. Mediation/Settlement Forms
F. Trial Related Forms
G. Appeal Forms
Tables And Memorandums