An Alabama worker’s compensation case, which resulted in a circuit court judge striking down Alabama’s entire comp law earlier this year due in part to a non-severability clause, has been settled. There were two main issues in the case: the $220 weekly cap on PPD benefits regardless of the worker’s pre-injury wages, and the state’s 15 percent cap on attorney’s fees. The dramatic ruling was previously stayed indefinitely to allow the Alabama Legislature to act. The attorney for the claimant told AL.com that he remains optimistic that Alabama’s workers’ comp law will be updated; little has changed in it for thirty years.
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