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Big Venue Win for Alabama Businesses

Ex Parte Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. In 2017, a former employee of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) filed suit for workers’ compensation benefits.  Although the plaintiff already had surgery scheduled for a non-work related condition, he nonetheless claimed that a minor incident at work aggravated his condition.  The accident in question occurred in Tuscaloosa County, [...]

By | 2019-05-22T22:15:13+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Proposed Changes to the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act

Recently the Alabama Worker’s Compensation Task Force finalized its proposed changes to the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act.  This Task Force was commissioned by the Alabama State Bar in response to increasing criticism the Act has generated over the past several years due, in large part, to the $220 per week permanent partial disability cap lamented [...]

By | 2018-11-29T13:13:20+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Alabama Worker’s Compensation Case Law Review

Welcome to the WPM case law recap of 2017 Alabama worker’s compensation judicial opinions. This newsletter does not constitute legal advice, nor does it form an attorney-client relationship. Wainwright Pope & McMeekin, P.C. is a law firm located in Birmingham, Alabama that maintains a civil litigation practice with an emphasis on worker’s compensation defense.   During [...]

By | 2018-03-27T13:38:46+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments