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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

Employers Firing Injured Workers While on Light Duty

I’ve seen a very disturbing trend recently wherein unscrupulous employers and carriers take advantage of a recent change in the law to refuse temporary compensation to an injured worker.  The employer will offer “light duty” work to the injured worker, who accepts the accommodated employment.  The employer will then concoct a reason to fire the …

Repetitive Stress Injuries – Carpal Tunnell Syndrome

Some people think that because they didn’t have a specific accident at work, that they cannot file a workers comp claim in Arizona.  Untrue!  Many injuries are the result of repetitive stress or cumulative trauma – the gradual effects of performing the same activity repetitively over a long period of time.  These cases are actually quite …

Workmans Comp or Workers Comp – which is it?

I remember at one of my first hearings held at the Industrial Commission of Arizona, referring to it as a workman’s compensation case.  The female judge quickly asked, “Chad, are women not allowed to get injured in Arizona?” That was my introduction to one of the more interesting discrepancies in the history of Arizona work …

Workers Compensation Attorney Suffers Work Injury!!!

The lengths that I will go to to relate with my clients.  On January 6th I tore several ligaments and both menisci in my right knee playing for the Snow and Carpio Soccer Team.  The team (which I discussed in a previous post), is a collection of employees, family, clients, and friends of our firm.  I have filed …

Can I Reopen an Arizona Workers Compensation Claim?

Oftentimes I hear about what a crummy workers’ compensation system we have here in Arizona.  I always tell my clients that one of the bright spots of our Workers’ Compensation Act is the lifetime right to petition to reopen a claim in Arizona. Defining a Claim A.R.S. 23-1061(H) provides that: “On a claim that has …

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