Under the Alabama Worker’s Compensation Act, an employer is responsible for paying medical and financial benefits to an employee who is injured on-the-job.  The injury must arise out of the Section 25-5-1 through 25-5-420 through ’25-5-220??? Of the Code of Alabama, 1975, contains the Alabama Worker’s Compensation statute.  If an employee is injured while working and the injury results from the employee’s work, then the employer is responsible for all medical care needed to bring the employee to his or her maximum medical improvement (MMI).  If the employee is unable to work the employer must pay, after the first 3 days of missed work, temporary total disability (TTD) to the employee.  This TTD is paid until the employee reaches MMI.  The TTD is equal to 66 2/3% of the employee’s average weekly wage over the last 52 weeks preceding the injury.  Once the employee reaches MMI a determination is made as to what if any permanent disability the employee has suffered as a result of the injury.  The employee is entitled to compensation if he or she has suffered some permanent impairment or disability no matter how small.  The employer is then responsible for any further medical treatment the employee needs for the rest of his or her life as a result of on-the-job injury.