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Category Archives: Loss of Earning Capacity

Big Win in Workers Compensation Claim for Undocumented Worker

I recently received a Favorable Decision in a claim where the insurance carrier was attempting to avoid paying benefits because they had “found out” that my client (who had worked there 10 years) was an undocumented immigrant.  First of all, I refuse to call decent, hardworking people “illegal aliens”.  If that offends you, find another workers...

What Are the AMA Guides in Arizona Workers Comp?

Determination of permanent disability in Arizona work injury claims is governed by a book published by the American Medical Association called The Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.  The Guides have a section for each of the major body parts which give uniform rules for doctors to “rate” permanent impairments in injuries.  Although the...

Different Issues in Work Comp Claim in Arizona

There are several different issues that can arise in an Arizona workers compensation claim.  Being able to identify these issues is usually the expertise of a workers compensation attorney.  Knowing the difference is extremely important in deciding what evidence to submit, what witnesses to call, and what your burden of proof is.  The main issues...