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.





Alabama Court Appearances Temporarily Suspended


On March 13, 2020, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an administrative order which suspended all court appearances for 30 days.  On March 15, 2020, the Court issued a second order which clarified that the first order only applied to in-person court proceedings.   


Alabama Department of Labor Ombudsman Availability


The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 1992 established an Ombudsman Program.  Ombudsmen travel the state and assist with finalizing settlements and also act as mediators at no cost to the parties.  Currently, it has been left up to the individual ombudsmen whether or not they wish to travel or attend in person mediations or benefit review conferences.



About the Author

This blog submission was prepared by Mike Fish, an attorney with Fish Nelson & Holden, LLC, a law firm dedicated to representing self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in all matters related to workers’ compensation. Fish Nelson & Holden is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. If you have any questions about this submission or Alabama workers’ compensation in general, please contact Fish by e-mailing him at or by calling him directly at 205-332-1448.