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Category Archives: Hernia

Hernias – Figueroa vs. The Industrial Commission of Arizona

Hernias   Figueroa vs. The Industrial Commission of Arizona By Nicholas Wearne, Attorney Arizona has a statue designated to hernias and the statute is misunderstood by many defense attorneys, applicant attorneys, as well as several judges.  The law separates hernias into two different types.  Class 1 hernias, and Class 2 hernias.  Class 2 hernias are only...

HERNIAS IN ARIZONA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

HERNIAS IN ARIZONA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION By Dennis R. Kurth, Associate Attorney Workers’ Compensation Specialist Hernias, a very common type of industrial injury, are treated differently from all other injuries in the Arizona workers’ compensation law.  They are divided into two categories under the statute depending on whether they are purely traumatically-caused or whether a pre-existing...

Hernias

Hernias by Attorney Nick Wearne Some work related injuries have special laws that govern whether they are compensable and how much benefit can be received.  One such law is Arizona Revised Statutes Section 23-143.  This section tells us what is required for a hernia to be covered under workers compensation.  A hernia is defined as...