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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

How will working affect my permanent worker’s compensation benefits in Arizona?

When are permanent benefits not really permanent? When they are received as a result of an on-the-job injury in Arizona.  As I have discussed before, there are two different kinds of permanent injuries in Arizona workman’s compensation claims.  Scheduled injuries are those that involve a specific body part that is listed on the schedule of …

What to Expect at My “Free Consultation”

Many attorneys offer what we call a “Free Consultation”.  It sounds a little suspect but is really one of the great bargains in the law business.  Can you imagine a doctor meeting with you for 1/2 an hour, listening to your complaints, giving you a diagnosis, and telling you what treatment you need – FOR NOTHING?  …

Injured Worker’s Duty to Inform Carrier of Surgery

Something we’ve run into recently on a couple of cases that bears mentioning here is the duty that a worker injured on the job in Arizona has to notify the employer’s insurance carrier of a pending surgery at least 10 days before it takes place.  This general rule is true for any medical treatment for …

Do I Need to Answer Interrogatories in AZ Work Comp Case?

Many clients who are litigating their work injury claims in Arizona call us after they receive a large packet of information from the attorney representing the insurance carrier. One of the most intimidating contents of this packet are the “interrogatories”, which are a series of (usually 25) written questions about the injury, witnesses, medical treatment …

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