Suffering an injury or developing an illness while on the job is never a pleasant experience. You might be embarrassed that you were hurt on the job, or the injury might be due to something silly, or might even be partially or fully your own fault. Regardless of how you sustained an injury or illness on the job, Arizona’s workers’ compensation laws are in place to protect you. These laws are meant to provide injured workers with immediate medical expenses and compensation so that they can make a full recovery.
Workers’ compensation in Arizona is not based on fault. An injured worker could be responsible for the accident that injured him or her, but so long as there was no intentional self-infliction of the injury or one of a few other limited exceptions to no-fault liability, the worker will be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits through their employer’s compensation insurer.
Most employers in Arizona are required to purchase workers’ comp insurance on the behalf of their employees, whether the employees are full-time or part-time workers. But there are some employees whose status does not require their employer to provide workers’ comp insurance for them. For instance:
Suffering an injury while on the job can disrupt your life. Not only can it leave you unable to work, but it can also impact your financial situation with expensive medical bills, and can place a burden on your family. An experienced Scottsdale, Arizona workers’ compensation lawyer at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC will be able to assist you with a compensation claim, and will know how to handle any complications or disputes that might arise between you, your employer, or the workers’ compensation insurance provider. At Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, we work hard to see that you are compensated for your work-related injury. Please call us at 855-325-4781 to schedule a free initial consultation.