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Category Archives: INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF AZ

2010 CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES

The Industrial Commission of Arizona released it’s 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. While no report is “great” until we can read about zero fatalities for the year, it was especially nice to read that workplace fatalities were down in 2010 over 2009. Also identified in the data were Arizona’s three leading causes of work-related...

Affidaviting Judges at ICA

A new workers comp attorney recently asked about the rule that allows a peremptory strike of a judge assigned to an Arizona work comp claim. Rule. Allows you to “Strike” a judge and ask for a new one upon a showing of “bias and prejudice”. No actual evidence of bias is required. Earlier in my...

Industrial Commission Ombudsman for Injured Workers in Arizona

Many injured workers are not aware that the Industrial Commission of Arizona has an Ombudsman to answer general questions about work injuries in Arizona.  The Ombudsman can direct injured workers to forms, services, and procedures at the Industrial Commission, but cannot give legal advice.  The Ombudsman helps over 6,000 injured workers a year and can be...

Industrial Commission of Arizona Claims Seminar

This Thursday and Friday, August 11th and 12th, the Industrial Commission of Arizona will hold their annual claims seminar.  The seminar will be held at the Wigwam Resort and Spa in West Phoenix.  The Thursday schedule is filled with presentations by Industrial Commission employees on issues including claims processing, notifications, average monthly wage, and the administrative...