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Category Archives: Hearings

Change Of Judge At The Industrial Commission

CHANGE OF JUDGE AT THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION By Attorney Dennis Kurth Snow, Carpio & Weekley Among workers’ compensation practitioners, the ALJ assigned to one’s case has always been an important factor in the attorney’s strategy and expectations. Over time, not even a long time, most ALJ’s tend, fairly or not, to get labeled as either …

Witnesses

Witnesses By X. Alex Carpio, Partner In most cases there is no need to have lay witnesses unless it involves the issue of compensability. Whether an in jury occurred at work? Are you and employee or independent contractor? Did you report the injury to your supervisor? Did you seek medical attention right away?  The questions …

Further Hearings of Doctors Blog Written By: X. Alex Carpio, Partner/Attorney Snow, Carpio & Weekley I always tell my clients that their case is only as good as their own treating doctor says. If you do not have a doctor that will support your medical treatment, there will be no way a lawyer can fight …

When Will the Industrial Commission of Arizona Enter the 21st Century?

When Will the Industrial Commission of ArizonaEnter the 21stCentury? An attorney friend of mine who practices in a different area of law asked me why our files are so thick and why we hadn’t gone paperless like so many other law firms.  I answered that the problem is the Industrial Commission of Arizona is perpetually …