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Category Archives: Settlements

Full and Final Settlements

  Full and Final Settlements By Brian Weekley, Attorney/Partner On November 1st, 2017, Senate Bill 1332 went into effect in Arizona. This state law allows for the full and final settlement of workers’ compensation claims. Under the current system, claimants always retain the right file a Petition to Reopen their claim in the event that …

DO I HAVE TO SETTLE MY CLAIM OR DOES THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAVE TO SETTLE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA?

DO I HAVE TO SETTLE MY CLAIM OR DOES THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAVE TO SETTLE?  By Founding Partner/Attorney Chad Snow Snow, Carpio & Weekley  Many clients simply want to put the matter of their work injury behind them and get on with their life.  However, we cannot force an insurance company to settle a claim. …

Caution To Claimants On Workers’ Compensation Settlements

CAUTION TO CLAIMANTS ON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENTS IN ARIZONA By Attorney Dennis Kurth Snow, Carpio & Weekley The Industrial Commission was given jurisdiction to approve settlements of workers’ compensation cases by virtue of a Supreme Court case in 1986[1]followed by the adoption in 1987 of a set of administrative rules for ALJ’s to follow in …