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Frequently Asked Questions of Alabama Workers’ Compensation

  • Edward Berry
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Over the years, I have represented and advised hundreds of hard-working folks who were injured on the job. Most of these folks had very little knowledge of their rights as injured workers. Their lack of knowledge stemmed mostly from a…

The Dog at Home

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Everyone knows that a dog guards its territory.  One is most likely to get bitten by a dog when one is in the dog’s yard or house. Unfortunately the dog owner is exposed to greater liability when his dog bites…

Dangerous Dog Breeds

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In the good ole’ days, a dog owner was not responsible for his dog biting someone else if the owner was not aware of the dog ever biting someone previously.  This became known as the one-bite rule.  Every dog was…

Playful Dogs

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This is the first installment on a series that I am writing on dog liability.  I would like to bring clarity to some misnomers about the law and our dogs. Dogs are American family.  Casey, Rex, Phido and Molly are…

Citronella Candles

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Extinguishing A Citronella Candle How do you or would you extinguish a Citronella Candle?

On-the-Job Violence Pt. 1

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On-the-Job Violence Pt. 1 It is inevitable that some employees will fight each other at work.  Someone will be hurt as a result.  The question will arise as to whether the injured employee is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  The…

Impairment Ratings, Pt. 2

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Impairment Ratings, Pt. 2 In my last article on Impairment Ratings, I stated that the most important thing to know about impairment ratings issued by WC doctors is that judges do not have to accept them as the gospel.  Our…

Impairment Ratings Pt. 1

  • Edward Berry
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Impairment Ratings, Pt. 1 When an injured worker suffers a permanent injury to a portion of his or her body that is specifically listed in the WC law, (leg, arm, eye, etc.) the worker is entitled to compensation due to…

The Panel of Four

  • Edward Berry
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The Panel of Four In Alabama’s workers’ comp system, the authorized treating physician (ATP) yields extraordinary power & influence.  Virtually every benefit available to an injured worker in our system is affected by the opinions of the ATP.  Our law…

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