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Category Archives: Filing a New Claim

Hernia Injury On the Job In Arizona

Very few Arizona workers compensation attorneys will take hernia cases.  The reasons are that they are one of the only types of traumatic injuries with special rules in the statutes limiting how much compensation can be recovered by the injured worker.  There are two types of hernias classified in the Arizona Workers Compensation Act:  (1) …

Recent Decision On Election of Remedies at Court of Appeals

A recent Court of Appeals decision on a workers compensation claim brings to mind an issue that I’ve never discussed here on the blog – the Election of Remedies Doctrine.  In this case, the worker was injured working for an employer who did not carry workers compensation insurance.  In such cases, the worker can elect …

Are You Confused About Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Arizona? 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 …

Work Related “Stress” Injuries In Arizona Work Comp

We get a lot of calls from potential clients who want to file a workers comp claim because they have a lot of stress at work or their boss is just a jerk and they can’t handle it anymore. The short answer is, “get over it; we’re all stressed!” The long, more legal, and politically …

Injuries that Occur Outside the State of Arizona

Occasionally we’ll have a client who lives in Arizona who is injured while working outside the state of Arizona.  These injured workers are still entitled to benefits under Arizona law in several circumstances.  First, if they were hired within the state, they are covered under Arizona law (A.R.S. 23-904(A)).  Employees injured outside the state are …

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