You should never be reluctant to report an injury that you suffered while on the job. In fact, Arizona’s Workers’ Compensation Law requires that workers who sustain an on-the-job injury “forthwith report” their injury to their employer. “Forthwith” means that as soon as you realize you have an injury that may be related to your work, you must report it to a supervisor or manager immediately.
Arizona’s “no fault” system means that it does not matter how or why you were seriously injured. No one can be blamed for your accident. Even if you placed yourself in harm’s way during a work day and were hurt because of it, this aspect of your case is irrelevant under state law.
Still, you should report your work injury to your employer as soon as possible. Failure to “forthwith report” an on-the-job injury can result in the insurance company denying liability for your injuries.
Chad Snow, X. Alexander Carpio and Erica Gonzalez-Melendez have worked in the field of protecting Arizona’s injured workers since 1992, and since 2000 as attorneys. They know your rights and work long and hard to protect them.
Speak with our attorneys to reserve your free consultation. Reach Snow, Carpio & Weekley, toll free: 855-325-4781. If your serious injury prevents you from coming to us, we can arrange to come to you.
Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, serves workers’ compensation injury clients in Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, Flagstaff, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Gilbert, Prescott, Payson, Yuma and many others throughout Arizona.
Another reason it is important to report your injury and file an Arizona workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible: It generally takes about 30 days to receive an initial determination of the insurance carrier’s acceptance or denial of a claim.
Your claim may be filed directly with the Industrial Commission of Arizona, or your attending physician or hospital will do so. They are required to report any industrial accidents to our state’s Industrial Commission.
Once your serious injury has been reported, we can start the hard work of investigating the details of your accident and strive for the results you need. ContactSnow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, today for the free consultation that could turn your life around.
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