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 have any prior disabilities and are involved in an industrial accident that affects only one of your hands, you're going to be limited in the amount of money that you can recover for a disability.
These types of injuries are all covered by statutory law in Arizona.
However, often times insurance carriers will attempt to shortchange you on your disability benefit for your impairment. For example, there is law on the books that says if you lose the "distal" or second "phalange" of your thumb, you are technically entitled to benefits payable for a complete loss of that finger. Similar laws apply for the other fingers on your hand.
The catch is that the insurance company will not disclose this information to you, typically. That's why it's crucial to consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney at Fendon Law Firm.
We are the largest family owned and operated worker's compensation and Social Security Disability law firm in Arizona. We offer free consultations and have offices in Flagstaff, Prescott Valley, Phoenix and Tucson.