Alabama Worker's Compensation Act
Alabama Passes its first Workmen's Compensation legislation in 1919 and is codified in the Code of Alabama Section 25-5-1. The Alabama Worker's Compensation Law has been amended many times over the years. Payment of Worker Compensation benefits are based upon injury during employment, not the fault of a party. It provides an element of certainty as to the costs an employer may be required to cover for an employee's injury, and it provides some certainty of recovery for the employee as well.