Alabama Department of Labor

Workers’ Compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Division is responsible for the administration of the Alabama Workers' Compensation Law to ensure proper payment of benefits to employees injured on the job and encourage safety in the work place. The main function of the Division is to ensure proper payment of compensation benefits along with necessary medical attention to employees injured on the job or their dependents in case of death. Information and services are also provided to claimants, employers, insurance companies, attorneys, judges, legislators, labor and management groups, government agencies and other parties. The Division also administers the rules and regulations for individual self-insurers and group self-insurers. Major activities include compliance inspections, safety promotion, auditing and enforcing claims payments and settlements, compiling injury and cost statistics, mediating disputes, and establishing and regulating cost containment standards. More Information

Department Information

Division Directory

List of selected staff members that can assist you with Workers' Compensation questions and problems.


Services provided by Workers' Compensation Division to better serve Alabama employers.


Press Releases, Forms, Posters, Legal Codes and other documents of interest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

State Requirements & Programs

Alabama WC Act

Sections 25-5-1 through 25-5-340
Review WC Act complete by section.

Ombudsman Program

Information on the Ombudsman Program.

Insurance Requirements

Workers’ Compensation insurance requirement information for employers.

Benefits and Claims Filing

Guide to benefits and claims filing under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Law.

Drug–free Workplace Program

Could warrant Workers' Compensation discounts.

Utilization Management and Bill Screening

Rules adopted by the Department. Purpose and scope of application.

Medical Section

Information on maximum fee schedule/prevailing reimbursement and medical services reviews/mediations. Medical UM/BS and EDI.

Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedules

Fee Schedules for Doctors, Hospitals, Physicians' Fee Schedule Codes, In Office Surgery, etc.

Workers’ Compensation Coverage Information

PEO Registration

Information & Resources

Alabama Workplace Safety Awards

Certificates for employers with no lost-time injuries for 12-24 consecutive months.

Present Value Calculator

Workers’ Compensation EDI Applications

Allows paper forms to be replaced by automated electronic transactions that are more efficient, leave less room for errors and virtually eliminates mailing costs.

Workers’ Compensation Seminar Registration Information

Corporate Office Exclusion Registration

Corporate Office Exclusion Search

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