Arizona Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
At Snow, Carpio and Weekley, PLC, we are experienced workers’ compensation attorneys supporting the rights of Arizona workers with over 20 years combined experience. Employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover the medical expenses and needs of employees injured on the job. Workers’ compensation insurance can also help workers with rehabilitation, lost wages, and expenses.
All employers in Arizona are required to have worker’s compensation for all their employees. This is a no-fault system where an injured employee has an entitlement to receive benefits in case of an industrial injury, it doesn’t matter who caused the job-related accident. Even a job-related illness entitles the injured worker to receive medical benefits if the eligibility requirements are met. It is important for an employee to consult with the Arizona Workers Compensation Lawyers. We will thoroughly shine a light on your particular employment legal issues to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
The workers’ compensation system is set up for the benefit of both the worker and the employer. It protects both in the event of an accident. As a no-fault insurance, the claim is handled under Federal and State guidelines protecting your employer from lawsuits and you from having to sue your employer. Since it is a no-fault system, the benefits are limited; usually the cost of your medical expenses and a percentage of lost wages during your time off work. Other benefits for disability are also available.
Even though workers’ compensation has existed in one form or another for over 100 years, it isn’t without complications, abuses of the system, or failures to fulfill on a claim. That is why it is important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney helping you with your case. Your attorney can help you with your claim, determine what benefits you should be seeking for, calculate the compensation you are entitled to, and even help you find a qualified doctor that is familiar with workers’ compensation injuries and claims.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Arizona law requires employers to secure workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. As an employee, the workers’ compensation covers all your work-related injuries. However, self-inflicted injuries may reduce your chances of receiving benefits.
The types of benefits depend on state law and the nature and extent of the injury. If the injury limits you from working for a few days, you are entitled to temporary disability benefits which are usually two-thirds of the regular wages you receive.
In the case of an accident that has caused permanent damage, you may be entitled to permanent compensation benefits. Your medical treatment is also covered by the workers’ compensation for as long as is necessary. You may also receive vocational rehabilitation to help you in getting back to your job or training you for a new one.
An Arizona workers’ compensation lawyer may help you in claiming your compensation depending on the severity of the injury. The greater the injuries, the higher the stake in the workers’ compensation.
Insurance carriers need to answer to their investors. They scrutinize every claim and reject it if anything is out of order. If you have had a claim rejected, it is not too late to retain Snow Carpio and Weekley, to help you receive the benefits you deserve. We will help you prepare for your workers’ compensation hearing and be there by your side representing you at the hearing.
What an Employer Should do if an Employee is Injured at Work Upon an industrial injury notice, the employer is required to immediately provide specific information to the injured worker. The information includes:
The employer should then notify the Industrial Commission of Arizona within 10 days after being notified of a work-related injury. There are other reporting obligations under the Arizona Occupational Safety and Health Act which are best discussed with a lawyer.
What Happens If an Employer Lacks Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
If you are injured while on the job and your employer hasn’t secured workers’ compensation insurance, you may take legal action. Which involves filing a civil suit against the employer. In the civil lawsuit, proof of injury will act as evidence of negligence by the employer. An employer that doesn’t secure workers’ compensation insurance is guilty of a Class 6 felony in Arizona.
Hire an Arizona Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Our experienced lawyers are ready to answer all your questions concerning your obligations and claims under workers’ compensation. We are committed to protecting your rights and enabling you to receive your full entitled benefits in workers’ compensation. Schedule your free consultation with us or give us a call: 877-370-5788
As workers’ compensation specialists, Snow, Carpio and Weekley can help you with every step of the workers’
compensation process, helping you recover with the help you deserve.
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In An Accident At Work
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At Snow, Carpio and Weekley, PLC, we don’t identify you by your injury or your claim. We recognize you by name and by face. You have an important life with people who look up to you and depend on you. We treat you with that same respect. We will work with you on your Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability claims, helping you secure the benefits you deserve; affording you dignity today and hope for the future.