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Blog Posts in 2012

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Tape Record Independent Medical Exams

A decision came down on November 20, 2012 from the Division 1 of the Arizona Court of Appeals. It was the first published workers’ compensation opinion that we have had in a long time. By ...
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Personal Injury Lawsuits and Their Interplay with Worker's Compensation Benefits

Here is an article that our associate, Janell Youtsey, wrote in relation to the interplay with personal injury lawsuits and worker's compensation claims. Janell is a fantastic writer and it's ...
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New Article in Attorney At Law Magazine

Folks- I am an editor of the worker's compensation section of Attorney at Law Magazine; here is my October 2012 article for your reading pleasure. : ) It involves the "going and coming" ...
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Statutory Employers

WC tip of the day - the Statutory Employer Doctrine ("SED") usually applies in a general contractor/subcontractor type scenario where you have an employee working for an uninsured ...
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Multiple body parts injured. Muy importante!

Happy Monday everyone! I was meeting with one of my clients today and we discussed an issue that comes up frequently in worker's comp cases: failure to report any and all body parts/medical issues ...
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Worker's Comp Tip of the Day

Did you know that if you are receiving wc benefits and are in a car accident (for which you suffer an injury) on your way to or from a medical appointment related to your wc case, that the wc ...
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How difficult is it to get on SS Disability?

Disability tip of the day - It's much more difficult to get approved for Social Security Disability if you are under age 50. It's not impossible, but much more difficult if you are of a ...
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AZ v United States

What do you folks think about the Supreme Court's ruling in AZ v United States regarding SB 1070? Essentially, the cops are required to ask for immigration status when they lawfully pull someone ...
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Earthquakes and workers' comp?

There was a horrible earthquake in Italy this past weekend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. Under worker's comp law, an earthquake would be an "Act of ...
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Equal Pay Act

Employment Law Tip of the Day - The Equal Pay Act prevents employers from paying workers of one sex at wage rate different from that paid to workers of the opposite sex for equal work. It applies to ...
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Social Security Tip of the Day - Widowers

Disabled widow or widower benefits are available. However, the applicant must be 50 years old and must have become disabled no later than 7 years after either: the death of the wage earner, the last ...
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SS Trust Fund

I read an article the other day on Bloomberg that states that 1.6 million Americans have claimed SS disability since the recession began in 2007. It also discloses that it may be more difficult for ...
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Workers' Compensation Tip of the Day

You cannot sue your employer if you are injured on the job unless you reject worker's comp coverage prior to the injury, or if your employer fails to post notice that you had a right to reject ...
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EEOC

Employment law tip of the day - the most common remedy for a wrongful termination, especially involving an injured worker, is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act ...
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SS Tip of the Day - Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis that is frequently rendered when a patient has vague aches and pains that a physician cannot pin down. It's very difficult to get on SS Disability with this condition. ...
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Employment Law Tip of the Day

The most common remedy for a wrongful termination, especially involving an injured worker, is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Please keep in mind ...
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Active Care Versus Supportive Care

Worker's compensation tip of day - There are two types of medical care in a WC case -- active care and supportive care. Active care is to improve the patient's condition. Supportive care is to ...
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Social Security Tip of the Day

COBRA benefits provide folks who have lost their jobs with up to 18 months of coverage under their employer's group policy. However, this period is extended to 29 months if Social Security finds ...
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Payment of Medical Treatment Does Not Equal Responsibility

Just because an insurance carrier pays a bill for medical treatment in a worker's comp case, does not mean they automatically accept responsibility for the treatment rendered. In other words, they ...
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ADA/FMLA

Employment Law Tip of the Day - Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one of the few remedies a person with a disability has to protect their job for up to 3 months per year. However, in some ...
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SS Tip of the Day - Depression

Folks can be accepted for Depression under SS guidelines, but it's very difficult with this condition alone. Signs of severe depression can include: unexplained loss or gain of weight, insomnia, ...
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Things to Do If Injured on the Job

Workers comp tip of the day -- if you are injured on the job, the three most important things you should do are to file a claim with the Industrial Commission (602-542-4661), report the injury in ...
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Constructive Discharge

Employment Law Tip of the Day - You don't have to be fired to have a potential claim for wrongful termination against your employer. Constructive discharge occurs when working conditions are so ...
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Hearings for SS cases

Social Security Tip of the Day - Subpoenas are allowed in SS cases. However, they are not routinely issued. The reasons are that they are seldom requested; attorneys often request subpoenas when they ...
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The Equal Pay Act

Employment Law tip of the Day - Equal Pay Act - this Federal law prohibits employers from paying workers of one sex at a wage rate different from that paid workers of the opposite sex for equal work. ...
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