Payments for all Alabama WC are calculated as 66 2/3 percent of the individual’s average
weekly wage. The maximum is capped for most types of payments at 100 percent of the
State’s Average Weekly Wage (SAWW).
The decisions of the Circuit Court regarding WC are conclusive and binding, subject
to the right of appeal. From an order of judgment of the Circuit Court, any party
may, within 42 days, file an appeal before the Court of Civil Appeals.
Temporary Total (TT) – Duration of Disability
Temporary Partial (TP) – 300 weeks
Permanent Total (PT) – Duration of Disability
Permanent Partial (PP) – 300 weeks (see note)
NOTE: If scheduled PP disability follows or accompanies a period of TT disability resulting from the same
injury, the TT is NOT deducted from the max number of weeks set for each partial disability.
If it’s nonscheduled PPD, the period of TTD isdeducted. Scheduled PP payments are
for loss of (or loss of use of) a certain body part, and are capped at $220 per week.
LS judgments paid by the employer and received by the employee are final absent fraud
or a mistake of fact.
If the injured employee refuses to comply with any reasonable request for examination,
or refuses to accept the medical service or physical rehabilitation which the employer
elects to furnish, the employee's right to compensation shall be suspended and no
compensation shall be payable for the period of such refusal.
State employees with the exception of certain positions in the Mental Health Department
are not covered under WC although the SSA-1709 may indicate it is being paid.