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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERSONAL INJURY AND WORK INJURY?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERSONAL INJURY AND WORK INJURY?  
By Founding Attorney/Partner Chad Snow
Snow, Carpio & Weekley

Many people do not realize that there is a huge difference between personal injury law and work injury law.

Personal Injury is a tort claim filed against a third party who has caused damage or injury to you due to their negligence.

Work Injury law covers workers who are injured in the course and scope of their employment regardless of who is at fault.

In personal injury cases, the injured party must prove their losses due to the negligent injury, and can receive different types of damages, including pain and suffering, loss of consortium, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment.

Workers injured on the job are limited to compensation for time lost from work and 100% of their medical bills.  There is no compensation for pain and suffering in a work injury case.

Personal injury claims are filed against the insurance company and, if not settled, a lawsuit is filed in justice court or in superior court.  Work injury claims are filed at the industrial commission of Arizona and all disputes are heard in special courts at the ICA.

For more information on Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability, please contact Snow, Carpio & Weekley toll-free at 855-325-4781 or visit our website at www.workinjuryaz.com. We serve the entire State of Arizona and have offices located in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Lake Havasu City.