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What Is a Reassignment?

Many Arizona injured workers who are hurt based on the actions of a negligent third-party (someone who does not work for your company) will hire a personal injury attorney to sue the party at fault. ...
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SSI Benefits for Widowers | Phoenix Workers' Comp Lawyers

Widow and Widowers Social Security Insurance Benefits By: Fendon Law Firm, P.C. Losing a spouse is never easy, and thinking about the financial logistics of the loss is rarely at the forefront of a ...
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Arizona Public Employees to have HMO type medical coverage for workers' compensation claims if Senate Bill 1407 passes

There is currently a bill in the Arizona legislature which would effectively limit public employees' choice of medical provider/treatment when injured on the job. The current system for Arizona ...
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Late Requests for Hearing

In Arizona, workers' compensation cases, insurance carriers and the Industrial Commission will issue notices that only have a 90 day protest period. Some provide as little as 30 days to appeal the ...
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Domestic Servants and Workers' Compensation Law

Under Arizona workers' compensation law, domestic servants are not eligible for work comp benefits. They are specifically excluded from the statute. The courts do not look at the claimant's ...
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Are Independent Contractors Covered Under the Arizona Workers' Compensation Act?

The answer to that question is "no." Independent contractors are excluded from work comp by Arizona statute. However, deciding whether or not a person is an independent contractor is not as ...
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Temporary/Staffing Agency Employees Injured on the Job

Workers’ compensation cases are confusing enough. But if you are working at a job that you obtained through a temp agency, the questions can be endless. If I am working for a temp agency, can I ...
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Attorney Matt Fendon Presented with Avvo Clients' Choice Award

We here at the Fendon Law Firm, P.C., are excited to announce that our very own Attorney Matt Fendon has received the 2016 Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Worker's Compensation. Attorney Fendon ...
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Workers' Compensation Process Flowchart

The road that begins with a workplace injury and ends with an award for workers' compensation benefits is far from simple. However, from filing an initial claim and seeking medical care to ...
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Work Comp Lingo and Definitions

Now that you have landed in the complicated world of workers' compensation, you may begin to hear words, phrases or acronyms that are unfamiliar. It can be overwhelming to receiving information ...
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Attorney Matt Fendon Achieves Martindale-Hubbell® & Super Lawyers® Honors

Attorney Matt Fendon is truly an embodiment of all that we value here at Fendon Law Firm, P.C. He keeps our clients' best interests in focus, goes above and beyond what is expected, and remains ...
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Can I Receive Disability Benefits After My Spouse Dies?

It is not uncommon that a person receiving social security disability benefits dies, leaving behind a spouse and sometimes even children. When this occurs, the spouse may be entitled to continue ...
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Can the AZ Workers' Comp Insurance Carrier Suspend My Compensation for Noncompliance with Treatment?

The answer to this question under Arizona workers' compensation law is "yes". There is a statute that allows workers' compensation insurance carriers in Arizona to petition the ...
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I Was Hurt on the Job in Arizona, Am I Entitled to Travel Reimbursements for My Trips to Appointments?

The answer is "it depends." The law in Arizona essentially says that if an injured worker has to "travel outside the area in which he or she resides to receive treatment" he or she ...
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If I Have a Pre-Existing Condition, Can I Still Get Workers' Compensation?

Prior problems do not prevent you from being eligible for workers compensation. In order to have a workers' compensation claim you must (1) have an injury by accident (2) arising out of and (3) in ...
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Burns at Work

Did you get burned at work? The most common types of burns related to work are thermal and chemical. Thermal burns are typically caused by contact with something really hot like fire, a stove, a hot ...
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What if My Employer Does Not Have Workers' Compensation Insurance?

When an employer does not have workers' compensation coverage at the time of an industrial accident, it can be more complicated and time consuming to receive your benefits. If your employer had no ...
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What if I have a non work-related condition that interferes with treatment for my Arizona work comp claim?

If you are a Phoenix injured worker, and have a back injury on the job, for example. You are entitled to medical benefits covering that back injury as well as compensation benefits for your time ...
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Can I Reopen My Closed Arizona Workers' Compensation Case?

In Arizona, you can. You have to show a "new, additional, or previously undiscovered condition" since the closure of your case. This is not the easiest thing to do. You're treating ...
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Filing a J or Filing a Hearing Request Under 106(J)

Have you ever wondered what your lawyer or your friend or that person down at the commission means when they tell you that you need to "file a J" or file a hearing request under ...
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I was in a motor vehicle accident on the job, do I need two lawyers? If you were not at fault, the answer is most likely "yes."

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident while on the job and it's not your fault, you have a personal injury claim against the other driver, and you have a workers' comp claim against ...
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When to Retain Multiple Attorneys After an Accident

I was in a motor vehicle accident on the job, do I need two lawyers? If you were not at fault, the answer is most likely "yes." If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident while on the ...
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Should I Prepare for My Workers' Compensation Hearing?

Whenever a person is injured at work in Arizona and has an issue that needs to be litigated on their workers' compensation case, a hearing is scheduled at the Industrial Commission of Arizona. It ...
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If My Arizona Employer Doesn't Have Workers' Compensation Insurance, Can I Sue Them?

The answer to this question is "possibly". One of the few exceptions to the exclusive remedy in Arizona for workers' compensation is when your employer does not have workers' ...
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What Are My Body Parts Worth? - Scheduled Injuries

One of the biggest concerns of Arizona injured workers is how they are going to make ends meet after a workplace injury. More often than not claimants are surprised to find out that there are time ...
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