What Injuries are Work-Related?

Line and Scope of Employment

If you were acting in the line and scope of your employment, and you weren't intoxicated or under the influence of any mind-altering substances, then your injury is likely covered. If you already had an injury to that body part, then your work-related injury needs to have made it worse, or "exacerbated" your pre-existing injury in order for it to be covered.


If you were doing what your boss told you to do, then you were likely acting in the line and scope of your employment, and your injury is likely covered under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act. Sometimes injuries occur in a gray area where it is unclear if your injury occurred while you were working or not. Perhaps you were a delivery driver and went off-course to get lunch and suffered an injury walking into the restaurant.In situations where it is not clear, your claim will depend on the particular facts of your case. It is impossible to provide you more information without knowing more about the details of your claim. You can check out the Information Center to the right to see if more of your questions can be answered. Or, you are invited to submit a Contact Form if you would like to discuss your situation in more detail.

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