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Employer Must Pay Family of Worker for In-Home Care Services

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 0

By Sherri OkamotoLegal ReporterInjured workers in Alabama who get help from family members in performing their day-to-day activities are entitled to receive attendant-care benefits, according to the state's Court of Civil Appeals.The court on Friday ruled that the terms of a settlement between an Amos Harris and his employer's self-insurance fund obligated his employer to pay his family members for the care they provided to him as part of his "reasonable and necessary medical expenses" for his 1990 industrial injury. Defense attorney Charley M. Drummond of Fish Nelson on Tuesday e...

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