Section 25-5-119Computation of compensation and benefits payable under article.
The compensation payable for death or disability caused by an occupational disease, as defined in this article, shall be computed in the same manner and in the same amounts as provided in Article 3 of this chapter for computing compensation for disability or death resulting from an accident arising out of and in the course of the employment and the medical, surgical, hospital, and burial benefits payable under this article caused by said disease shall be computed in the same manner and in the same amounts as provided in Article 3 of this chapter for computing like benefits. The date of injury, as defined in Section 25-5-117, shall be considered the date of the accident for determining the applicable medical, surgical, and hospital benefits, the minimum and maximum weekly benefits and the limitation on the total amount of compensation payable for such occupational disease.
(Acts 1971, No. 668, p. 1379; Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 86, p. 2729, §18.)