Ala. Court Clarifies Exclusion In Workers' Comp Law

Law360, New York (December 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a case involving an injured nurse with Saad's Healthcare Services Inc., the Alabama Supreme Court has determined that an exclusion in the state's workers' compensation law does not disqualify a worker from being deemed permanently disabled based on her refusing psychological and psychiatric treatment after her recovery.

In a case of first impression, the state's high court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling in favor of a nurse with home health care company Saad's Healthcare Services Inc. who had suffered severe physical and emotional...
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