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How to Determine Employee vs. Independent Contractor in Arizona Work Comp

One big mistake some employers make is thinking that just because they have their employees sign an “Independent Contractor Agreement,” they are totally immune from Arizona workers’ compensation claims. Just because you call somebody something, doesn’t make them that something.  If you have your employees sign a “Genius Agreement” does it make them geniuses? No. …

Who Is Considered an “Employee” for Arizona Workers Compensation Benefits

One area of our practice that has seen a lot of action in recent years is that of who is considered an “employee” for purposes of qualifying for workers’ compensation benefits in Arizona. What if the injured person was hired to do day labor at a Home Depot?  What if the employer specifically had them …

The Duty to “Forthwith Report” An Arizona Work Injury

One of the biggest reasons that Arizona workers compensation claims are denied is that the injured worker fails to report the injury within a timely manner.  Arizona Revised Statutes §23-908(D) states that an employee who suffers an accident “shall forthwith report the accident and the injury resulting therefrom to the employer.”  This allows employers to …

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