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Blog Posts in 2014

Court of Appeals Rules Medical Marijuana Must be Covered by Workers' Comp

A man recently injured on the job in New Mexico was encouraged by his doctor to use medical marijuana for the pain. When the case was brought before the state's Court of Appeals, the judges ...
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Attorney Don Fendon Rated "Superb" By Avvo for 2015.

At Fendon Law Firm, P.C., we are proud to announce that one of our firm's members, Don Fendon, has been honored with a "Superb" Rating on Avvo for 2015. Avvo is one of the most highly ...
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Matthew Fendon Selected for Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List in 2015

Fendon Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that Matthew Fendon, a shareholder with the firm, has been selected to the 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List. Attorney Matt Fendon will ...
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Matt Fendon is Member of the IWP Advisory Council to Promote Aid for Workers' Comp Claimants

Our Phoenix workers' compensation lawyer, Matt Fendon, is going on his second year as a member of the IWP Advisory Council. In celebration of his membership, Matt Fendon attended the 2014 IWP ...
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What Determines "Maximum Medical Improvement?"

The American Medical Association (AMA) defines maximum medical improvement (MMI) as the point at which a patient's condition has stabilized to the point where there is very little chance of seeing ...
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Matt Fendon Gets Client's Choice Award for 2014

In an exciting continuance of awards and recognitions for the 2014 year, one of our lead attorneys was chosen by clients as a top attorney in his area for the second year in a row. Work injury lawyer ...
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Matthew Fendon One of The National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40

Every year, The National Trial Lawyers choses 40 exceptional members from its existing pool of attorneys for an honor and distinction given only to a very select group of legal professionals. The Top ...
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Jami Goldman Chosen for Marquis' Who's Who in America® 2015 Edition

Every year, News Communications-subsidiary Marquis publishes a number of directories containing biographies of the leading professionals in a specific field, demographic or country. The list of ...
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Fendon Team Chosen in Top 100 Work Injury Attorneys

At Fendon Law Firm, we are committed to fighting for the rights that injured workers have to compensation and financial assistance in the wake of an accident at work. Our team is led by attorneys Matt ...
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Defining "Maximum Medical Improvement"

The American Medical Association (AMA) defines maximum medical improvement (MMI) as the point at which a patient's condition has stabilized to the point where there is very little chance of seeing ...
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Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created to protect individuals with disabilities from being discriminated against or having their civil rights violated in the workplace and allow them to ...
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How Long Do I Have to File a Workers' Comp Claim?

If you have sustained a serious injury or a loved one was killed in a workplace accident, or while performing a work-related task, you may be eligible to file a claim for workers' compensation ...
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Does Workers' Compensation Cover PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a very real condition that can develop after an individual has gone through an extremely traumatic experience. While commonly seen in military personnel ...
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I Was Denied Social Security Disability Benefits. What Now?

Social Security disability insurance can provide benefits and financial compensation to individuals who are suffering from a serious illness or those who have sustained debilitating injuries, ...
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What is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federally-mandated law which guarantees that employees who meet certain qualifications can take up to a 12-week medical leave of absence from their job without ...
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When Could You Re-Open a Closed Workers' Comp Case?

Being injured while on the job can be devastating to both the injured worker and his or her family. In some instances, what originally appeared to be a minor injury may actually prove to be much more ...
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What You Should Know About Independent Medical Exams

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a work-related accident, you are probably wondering how to find a workers' compensation lawyer in Phoenix who you can trust to fight for your ...
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Can My Employer Terminate Me Without Cause?

One of the most frustrating situations a person can find him or herself in is having been terminated without cause. This type of termination does not follow a series of disciplinary actions, it simply ...
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Could Workers' Comp Affect My Social Security Benefits?

Any individual who has sustained a temporary or permanent disability as a result of a workplace accident may have the right to pursue workers' compensation benefits in addition to Social Security ...
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Why Hire a Lawyer from the Fendon Law Firm?

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a work-related accident in the Phoenix area, one of the first things you need to do is hire an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. The ...
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Can I Seek Workers' Comp Benefits for Psychological Injuries?

With work-related stress levels on the rise, it is not uncommon for employees and executives to suffer from mental or psychological injuries during the course of doing their job. Physical injuries ...
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What is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program?

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is a federally-run program that is paid for out of general tax revenues from the U.S. Treasury. The SSI program provides financial benefits and support ...
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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits in Phoenix, AZ

If you have suffered from a debilitating injury or illness that prevents you from being able to return to work, you may be eligible to claim Social Security disability benefits to help cover your ...
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Is the Insurance Adjuster Really Looking Out for My Best Interests?

At Fendon Law Firm, P.C., our only goal is to help our clients secure the disability benefits that they both need and deserve – be it workers' compensation benefits or Social Security ...
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