"Act of God" doesn't merit workers' compensation pay in Alabama

Injuries can happen anywhere. People spend so much of their lives working for their employers that accidents are bound to happen on the job. When job-related duties put a worker at risk and they suffer an injury, that's when workers' compensation benefits should kick in to protect the worker's financial well-being.

It is important to understand, however, that not all accidents that happen at one's place of work are covered by workers' compensation. For example, three Alabama employees who were injured in an Apr. 27 tornado while at work have been denied the benefits that they applied for.

According to Tuscaloosa News, three workers from a local Steak-Out got caught in a tornado while working and needed medical treatment after the natural disaster. The owner of the restaurant where those particular workers worked helped the victims file claims and is surprised that their requests were rejected by Alabama Retail Comp.

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