If your employer or their insurance company denies your claim, you may call the Workers` Compensation Division and ask to speak to an Ombudsman, the Ombudsman acts as a mediator to assists both parties in reaching an agreement. You also have the right to obtain the services of an attorney to handle the claim in the courts as provided by the law. You can contact the Workers Compensation Division at the number below. All claims for compensation shall be barred unless within two years from the date of the accident a verified complaint is filed in the courts. Where payments of compensation have been made, such complaint must be filed within two years from the date of the last compensation payment
State of Alabama Workers` Compensation Division:(334) 2422868 or 18005285166
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