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In a year that have given us a global pandemic, violent demonstrations and protests, wildfires, locust swarms, murder hornets, and devastating hurricanes, it is appropriate that the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Blawg reaches its 13th year.  Never, in the 100 years since it went into effect, has the language of the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act

 
On August 14, 2020 the Alabama Supreme Court issued Administrative Order No. 8 which extended its previous orders concerning workers’ compensation and
taking witness testimony remotely during the pandemic.  This means that the following rules will be in effect through December 31, 2020:
 

  • Any workers’ compensation settlement hearing in any court may be
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    As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, governors in various states have issued executive orders which purport to create a presumption that COVID-19 is a compensable
    occupational illness for certain employees. In most states where this has occurred, such presumption is limited to healthcare workers, first responders,
    and some employees in the public transportation sector.

     
    On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Pandemonium in the Time of the Pandemic.  This is the eighth in a series of free webinars sponsored by WorkersCompensation.com in collaboration with the National Workers’ Compensation

     
    On Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Navigating Post-Injury Wage Earning Capacity in a COVID World.  This is the seventh in a series of free webinars sponsored by WorkersCompensation.com in collaboration with the National

     
    On Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: Prepare and Respond: Challenges Employers May Face in the Post COVID-19 Work Environment.  This is the sixth in a series of free webinars sponsored by WorkersCompensation.com in

     
    On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different states will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled: T.P. and Zoom and Psych Claims, Oh My!  This is the fifth in a series of free webinars sponsored by WorkersCompensation.com in collaboration with the National Workers’

     
    On Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:00 am (CST) a panel of experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys representing different regions of the United States
    will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled:Establishing a “New Normal”During COVID-19. This
    is the fourth in a series of free webinars sponsored by WorkersCompensation.com in collaboration
    with the 

     
     
    On April 24, 2020, the presiding judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, Jefferson County, entered an Administrative Order concerning the holding
    of non-jury court proceedings by video or audio conference so long as the Alabama Supreme Court Order remains in place restricting in person hearing. 
    The Supreme Court Order, which was

     
    On April 30, 2020, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Tom Parker, issued an Order which extended all previously issued administrative orders related to COVID-19.  As a result, the following rules will remain in place through May 15, 2020:  
     

  • All in-person court proceedings are suspended.
  • Any workers’ compensation settlement hearing in any court