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I Lost My Workers Comp Hearing – Should I Appeal?

Probably about 10% of the potential new clients that we meet with tried to represent themselves before the Industrial Commission of Arizona and bring in an unfavorable decision from the Administrative Law Judge.  This is kind of like going to a surgeon after trying to do the surgery yourself and failing… Generally speaking, your best …

Should an Injured Worker Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

There is a reason that most Arizona law firms that practice workers’ compensation also handle Social Security Disability claims.  The two go hand in hand.  It only took me ten years to realize this.  When I have represented a client in his or her Workers (Workmans) Compensation Claim, I already have all of his medical …

What Happens at an Industrial Commission Hearing?

For many injured workers, a hearing at the Industrial Commission of Arizona may be their first time ever in a courtroom.  It can be a very intimidating experience.  I always tell my clients before hearings that, generally speaking, Industrial Commission hearings are very informal, and they have no reason to be nervous.  The hearings are …

Unscheduled Injuries in Arizona Workers (Workmans) Comp

In the last post, we discussed “scheduled” injuries and how they are compensated.  This post deals with “unscheduled” injuries, which by definition are all of those injuries which do not fall cleanly within the Industrial Commission of Arizona’s “Schedule of Impairments” found at ARS 23-1044.  These are usually for injuries to the back, shoulder, neck, …

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