When Is Medical Care Justified Without Prior Authorization Under Alabama Workers' Compensation Law

In Fluor Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Fluor Signature Services v. Darrell Lawshe, 2009 WL 350882 (Ala. Civ. App.), the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals clearly held Alabama that:

"[i]n those instances when the employee is justified in seeking medical treatment without prior authorization by the employer, the employer may be liable for those expenses. See, e.g., Kimberly-Clark Corp. v. Golden, 486 So. 2d 435, 437 (Ala. Civ. App. 1986). Justification for failing to seek prior authorization from the employer includes...

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