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Blog Posts in August, 2015

Arizona Injured Workers' Duty to Look for Work

What does an Arizona injured worker have to fulfill to meet the "good-faith effort" requirements? Meet with an experienced attorney to understand what is required of you while on light-duty ...
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Matt Fendon Recognized as 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Having worked in the workers' compensation industry since 2001, it is safe to say that Attorney Matt Fendon knows a thing or two about delivering high-quality legal representation. It is because ...
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Do Workers' Compensation Benefits Offset Social Security benefits?

In Arizona, Social Security Disability is typically reduced by the extent that the claimant's disability benefits and workers' compensation benefits exceed 80% of the average current earnings. ...
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Vocational Experts in Social Security Hearings

In a typical Arizona Social Security hearing, an administrative law judge (ALJ) will have a vocational expert present in the hearing room. It is required that the ALJ provide the Social Security ...
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Opting Out of Arizona Workers' Compensation?

Recently, the legislature in Tennessee considered allowing large employers to "opt- out" of the state workers' compensation system. Opting out means essentially that larger employers ...
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"I Am Scheduled for an Independent Medical Examination on My Arizona Workers' Comp Case, Can I Record the Doctor?"

The answer to this question is "yes". Based on a case from 1990 called Burton v. Industrial Commission, Arizona injured workers can tape record Independent Medical Examiners. Arizona injured ...
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Discovery in a Workers' Compensation Case

Discovery is the initial part of the legal process in an Arizona workers' compensation case. Initially, a request for hearing will be filed by either the injured worker or the insurance carrier. ...
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