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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 been so analyzed and dissected.  Never before has our system of workers’ compensation been so affected by both executive orders…
  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 conducted telephonically or by videoconferencing. Any workers’ compensation settlement may be approved by an ombudsman of the Alabama Department of
  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. However, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont just issued an executive order that creates a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is a compensable…
  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 Defense Network at the Center for Education Excellence.   The webinars are free. All you have to do is register.…
  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 Workers’ Compensation Defense Network at the Center for Education Excellence.   The webinars are free. All you have to do…
  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 collaboration with the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network at the Center for Education Excellence.   The webinars are free. All…
  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’ Compensation Defense Network at the Center for Education Excellence.   The webinars are free. All you have to do is…
  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 National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network at the Center for Education Excellence.   The webinars are free. All you have to…
    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 to expire April 30th, was extended to May 15th.   This Administrative Order included that judges shall have discretion to…