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Workers’ Compensation in Scottsdale

Suffering an injury or developing an illness while on the job is never a pleasant experience. You might be embarrassed that you were hurt on the job, or the injury might be due to something silly, or might even be partially or fully your own fault. Regardless of how you sustained an injury or illness on the job, Arizona’s workers’ compensation laws are in place to protect you. These laws are meant to provide injured workers with immediate medical expenses and compensation so that they can make a full recovery.

Workers’ compensation in Arizona is not based on fault. An injured worker could be responsible for the accident that injured him or her, but so long as there was no intentional self-infliction of the injury or one of a few other limited exceptions to no-fault liability, the worker will be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits through their employer’s compensation insurer.

Which Workers Are Eligible for Workers’ Comp?

Most employers in Arizona are required to purchase workers’ comp insurance on the behalf of their employees, whether the employees are full-time or part-time workers. But there are some employees whose status does not require their employer to provide workers’ comp insurance for them. For instance:

Employers are only required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance when hiring workers is a regular and customary part of the employer’s business operation. If the employer doesn’t normally need employees, and needs just one or two for a limited amount of work, these workers might not be eligible for workers’ comp if they are injured on the job.
Independent contractors generally are not eligible for workers’ compensation through their employer.
Domestic servants are typically ineligible for workers’ comp insurance from their employer.
Temporary workers, or irregular workers, i.e., those who are not employed for an extended period of time by the employer, may not have the status that requires their employer to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for them.


Scottsdale Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that is state-mandated to provide compensation to employees who sustain job-related injuries. In Arizona, benefits are guaranteed to an injured employee on the job regardless of whose fault the injury was. However, it is important to protect your legal interests by seeking the help of our Scottsdale workers’ compensation lawyers.

Workers’ Compensation Requirements

The requirements for workers’ compensation are very straightforward:

You should be an actual employee contracted by your employer. That is, you shouldn’t be an independent contractor.
Your injury must be work-related.

There are several classes of workers who are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. They include:

Unpaid volunteers
Business owners
Railroad employees
Federal employees

Benefits Available under Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation affords benefits to an injured as authorized by the state law. The four main types of workers’ compensation benefits are:

Medical Coverage

Most of the injured employees who reach out to our Scottsdale workers’ compensation lawyers receive medical coverage. The coverage serves to pay the cost of treating the employee for any occupational injury or illness.

Disability Benefits

Disability benefits seek to replace any wages an employee may have lost due to a work-related injury that caused disability. The settlement amount depends on the nature of the disability.

Rehabilitation

Vocational rehabilitation is provided to employees who are unable to carry out their previous jobs due to a work-related injury. Psychological rehabilitation can also be offered for a work-related mental injury.

Death Benefits

If an employee unfortunately dies due to an on-the-job injury, the employee’s next of kin receive death benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Claim

The initial step in being eligible for workers’ compensation benefits is reporting your occupational injury or illness to your employer. The reporting should be done as soon as possible to prevent the insurance company from being skeptical of your claim. Also, filing your claim soon enough allows you to receive benefits just as soon.

Medical attention should also be sought immediately after reporting the injury to your employer. The employer then submits the report to the carrier insurance company and the compensation agency of the state workers. Which marks the official start of your workers’ compensation claim.

The insurance company then carries out an investigation in order to approve or deny your claim. If your claim is approved, you can start receiving benefits. If the claim is denied, the legal counsel of our Scottsdale workers’ compensation lawyers will be absolutely important to appeal.

The reasons for a denied claim include missed deadlines and your medical condition not being work-related. The appeal process is often complicated and has strict deadlines. Our experienced Scottsdale workers’ compensation lawyers can gather strong evidence to support your claim and negotiate a favorable settlement.


Instances When a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer is Absolutely Important

Legal expertise is required whenever you’re in a dispute with the insurance company over your workers’ compensation claim. Which involves gathering evidence, requesting independent medical examinations and taking depositions. The following are some instances in which you’re best served by our Scottsdale workers’ compensation lawyers:

When your claim is denied
When the rating of your permanent disability is disputed
If you had a pre-existing medical condition

Work with Scottsdale Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Seeking the help of our skilled lawyers enables you to counter any disputes that may arise in your workers’ compensation settlement. You are likely to get a much higher settlement when our experienced Scottsdale workers’ compensation lawyers are involved.

Work With A Scottsdale Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Suffering an injury while on the job can disrupt your life. Not only can it leave you unable to work, but it can also impact your financial situation with expensive medical bills, and can place a burden on your family. An experienced Scottsdale, Arizona workers’ compensation lawyer at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC will be able to assist you with a compensation claim, and will know how to handle any complications or disputes that might arise between you, your employer, or the workers’ compensation insurance provider. At Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, we work hard to see that you are compensated for your work-related injury. Please call us at 855-325-4781 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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This Firm Stands Up for Working Families

"This law firm really stands up for working families; stands up for workers and will take your case and fight for your case. And get you the best possible settlement that you can have. You should trust in this law firm. This is the law firm that stood when the state was being challenged under SB1070 the anti-immigrant law."

- Randy Parraz

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"Hi, my name is Ron Selma and I’ve been a client for a year and a half. Snow, Carpio & Weekely, have been very professional for me and I would recommend this firm to anyone. They all are very professional."

- Ron Selma

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"My name is Jennifer Logan & I was injured on the job in January of 2013. Chad Snow came highly recommended from an attorney that I work for. I’ve been coming here ever since I consulted with him. He helped me out."

- Jennifer Logan

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In An Accident At Work

" Alex Carpio has been my attorney since the beginning in August of 2012. I was in an accident at work and I explained everything. At that point he said: “We’re going to continue & we’re going to go on with this because you do have a case.” I would recommend Alex Carpio very highly. He’s a great gentlemen and he listens."

- Albert Gardea

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Arizona Workers Compensation Results

"I was injured on 10-1-2010. During that time I was in so much pain. I was really happy that I was able to find Snow, Carpio & Weekely. If you look at my file I've over 3.5 years of paperwork. There’s no way that I would have been able to handle it on my own. They reminded me when I was supposed to go to court and took care of all the legal proceedings."

- Thomas Demott

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We Recommend This Firm To You

"Hello, my name is Jorge Ramirez and my lawyer was Alex Carpio. He is a really good lawyer and I would recommend him to a lot of people. Snow, Carpio & Weekely, have been very professional for me and my wife. Thank you Alex Carpio."

- Jorge Ramirez

At Snow, Carpio and Weekley, PLC, we don’t identify you by your injury or your claim. We recognize you by name and by face. You have an important life with people who look up to you and depend on you. We treat you with that same respect. We will work with you on your Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability claims, helping you secure the benefits you deserve; affording you dignity today and hope for the future.

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