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Blog Posts in 2016

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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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Do I have to file a claim when hurt at work in Arizona or will my employer do it for me?

Yes, you have you file a claim/No, your employer is not going to do it for you. I can't tell you how many people we see who tell us "I didn't know I was supposed to file a claim" or ...
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"20-Day" Letters

What is a "20-day" letter? A "20-day" letter is a document sent to an Arizona injured worker by the insurance adjuster which solicits information about the injured worker's ...
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On-the-Job Amputation Injuries

Have you suffered an on the job amputation to one of your fingers? This is a very common injury for Arizona workers. It also can be quite debilitating. As an injured worker in Arizona, if you do not ...
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Gradual Injuries

It is our opinion that gradual injuries are among the most underreported industrial injuries. Typically, a clear red flag goes up when you have an accident at work or have a traumatic injury requiring ...
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Death Benefits for On-the-Job Injuries in Arizona

Do you know someone who was killed while in the course of their employment? There are survivors including spouses, children, parents, and siblings that may be eligible for compensation benefits under ...
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Failure to Post Exception

Let's say you were injured at work. Your first thought is: my injury is my boss' fault, can I sue my boss? Most often, the answer to that question is "probably not." As we mentioned ...
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Willful Misconduct & Workers' Compensation Act

In Arizona, the Workers' Compensation Act is designed to protect all employers from any lawsuit stemming from any and all on-the-job accidental injuries sustained by their employees. These, of ...
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