My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: Alabama
My mother feel at work in Oct of last year and suffered a severe head injury. The W/C claim was denied because the fall was labeled as idiopathic. While trying to fight the ruling my mother passed. What I am being told is it was related to the Nursing home not being equipped to handled a patient in her condition. She was placed in this home because it was the only that would take her with medicare pending as she had no order means in which to pay for the service. So while I'm sure there is probably a case of malpractice against the home I am more angry at the W/C insurer for denying the claim. So if it where to come out that they were responsible for her medical expenses could they be sued because they didn't pay when they should have?