When an employee becomes injured or ill while at work, you may be liable for workers’ compensation. This is true even if the injury or illness occurred outside of the employee’s normal job functions. The employee may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even in the absence of the employer’s fault or negligence. In fact, even if the injury was the fault of the employee, the employer may still be required to pay compensation.
The experienced attorneys at Clark, Hair & Smith defend employers against claims for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. We serve as national or regional counsel to clients on a statewide basis defending matters including exposure claims and complex compensability disputes.
The attorneys at Clark, Hair & Smith have also defended employee statutory claims in state court. They have appeared before administrative agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
If an employee’s workers’ compensation claim is denied, they have a limited time to appeal the decision. Our attorneys strive to defend your business and maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process when an employee appeals their denied claims to the Alabama workers’ compensation board.
From our Birmingham, Alabama office, Clark, Hair & Smith, P.C. helps employers throughout Alabama defend workers’ compensation claims and appeals of workers’ compensation denials. To schedule a consultation with our dedicated attorneys, call us at 833-200-3504.