State News : Alabama

NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.





As many of you know, an Alabama Circuit Judge recently issued an Order declaring the entire Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional.  As a result, there have been many questions as to whether the constitutional issue would be appealed and what effect, if any; the ruling would have on other Alabama cases.  The case in which the Order was issued recently settled which nullifies any chance of the constitutional issue reaching a higher court, at least in that case.  As a result of this recent constitutional attack, the Alabama State Bar Association has appointed a task force to research the workers’ compensation laws of surrounding states in an effort to try to revise or amend certain provisions of the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act. While we can expect that a focus will be put on the $220.00 cap on permanent partial disability and the 15% contingency fee, other parts of the Act will be examined as well.

We will continue to report as this issue progresses or stalls.



This article was written by Joshua G. Holden, Esq., a member of Fish, Nelson & Holden, LLC, a law firm dedicated to representing employers, self-insured employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and related liability matters. Mr. Holden is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive. Holden and his firm are members of the National Worker’s Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). The NWCDN is a national network of reputable law firms organized to provide employers and insurers access to the highest quality of representation in workers’ compensation and related employer liability fields. If you have any questions about this submission or Alabama workers’ compensation in general, please contact Mr. Holden by emailing him at or calling him directly at 205-332-1428.