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Category Archives: Hearings

Use of the “Affidavit” in Arizona Work Comp Litigation Generally speaking, the Administrative Law Judges who decide cases at the Industrial Commission of Arizona are very good.  They get the decision right more often than not.  Their decisions are usually well thought out.  And, for what the job pays, the Commission has been able to …

Hearings at the Industrial Commission: Streamline and Simplify

     I have been attending hearings at the  Industrial Commission of since the late 1980’s. I always recommend having attorney assistance during the pre hearing and hearing phases of a workers’ compensation claim, but if you choose to represent yourself, here a few tips.    The best, and briefest, advice that I can provide …

Tiebreaker IME’s in Arizona Workers Comp Cases

One issue that is frequently litigated in Arizona work injury claims is whether or not additional medical care is necessary or not and whether or not it is related to the industrial injury. Usually there is a treating doctor on the side of the applicant wanting to perform additional care and a defense medical expert …

Do I Need to Answer Interrogatories in AZ Work Comp Case?

Many clients who are litigating their work injury claims in Arizona call us after they receive a large packet of information from the attorney representing the insurance carrier. One of the most intimidating contents of this packet are the “interrogatories”, which are a series of (usually 25) written questions about the injury, witnesses, medical treatment …

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