Guest Column: Streamlining settlement approval for worker’s compensation claims

The permanent adoption of Rule 47 allows parties to move settlement agreements to closure much faster, saving on legal expenses

For more than 100 years employers and employees have dealt with work-related injuries in Alabama. For the most part, the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act has remained the same since it was last amended in 1975, meaning the last updates to the act predate the World Wide Web by 16 years. Many task forces have been…

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