Northeastern University Law School Dean Emily A. Spieler recently testified before Congress (Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee on Education and Labor) concerning the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Guides to Permanent Impairment. Doctors in workers’ compensation cases often use the AMA Guides to determine whether an injured worker has an impairment rating after a job-related accident….

Based on recent decisions from the Alabama Supreme Court and Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, how do you use considerations of an injured worker’s pain to get beyond the severe restrictions of the table of scheduled members? In order to get beyond the schedule, focus on proving that the employee’s pain within his scheduled member…

This is off topic of workers’ compensation law but I have to share this with you. Last month, my daughter and I were part of a team of 14 from our church (Covenant United Methodist) that participated in a mission trip to Tinyari, Peru. We worked with the first through sixth grade children of the…