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Category Archives: INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF AZ

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 …

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 …

Letter from the Industrial Commission of Arizona, dated 03/06/15 Regarding Medical Care

The following letter has been put out to the Arizona Community regarding medical care. If you have any questions regarding medical care, an injured worker’s right to choose their own doctors or any other questions related to Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability, please call out office at 855-325-4781 or visit our website at www.workinjuryaz.com. …

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 …

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 …

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