Posted On: September 24, 2007 by Steven D. Eversole

Who is Covered by Worker Compensation in Alabama?

Regular employment of five or more people in any one business subjects an employer and his employees to the Alabama Workmen's Compensation Law. Certain kinds of employment are exempt from Worker's Compensation coverage:

(1) Independent contractors
(2) Real estate agents
(3) Employees whose work is casual and not in the ordinary trade or business of the employer
(4) Municipalities with a population of 250,000 or greater
(5) State employees
(6) Federal employees
(7) Railroad employees
(8) Owner/operators of commercial truck operating under certificate of public convenience

*** Those exempted from Worker's Compensation Coverage in Alabama are required to post a conspicuous notice of this exemption status.

Several Employers may elect to be covered by the Alabama Workmen Compensation Act:

(1) Employers of domestic employees
(2) Employers of farm laborers
(3) Employers who regularly employ less than five employees in any one business
(4) Municipalities with a population of less then 2000
(5) School Boards
(6) Volunteer fire departments and rescue squads

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