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What is the Maximum Amount of Money I Can Receive in Arizona Worker's Compensation Wage Replacement Benefits?

When you are hurt on the job in Arizona and miss more than 7 days of work, or are on a light-duty status for more than seven days, you may be entitled to temporary disability benefits. Those benefits ...
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What is Sheltered Employment and Does it Apply in Arizona?

Sheltered employment refers to the creation of a job by an Arizona employer, after an industrial injury that is not available in the open and competitive labor market. Prior to 2011, sheltered ...
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Has your employer posted notice?

In Arizona, your employer is required to post notice in the break room or another area where all employees have access that each employee has the right to reject workers' compensation insurance ...
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What is an occupational disease?

What is an occupational disease? Arizona defines occupational diseases as conditions due to "causes and conditions characteristic of and peculiar to a particular trade, occupation, process or ...
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What Is a Reassignment?

Many Arizona injured workers who are hurt based on the actions of a negligent third-party (someone who does not work for your company) will hire a personal injury attorney to sue the party at fault. ...
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Arizona Public Employees to have HMO type medical coverage for workers' compensation claims if Senate Bill 1407 passes

There is currently a bill in the Arizona legislature which would effectively limit public employees' choice of medical provider/treatment when injured on the job. The current system for Arizona ...
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Late Requests for Hearing

In Arizona, workers' compensation cases, insurance carriers and the Industrial Commission will issue notices that only have a 90 day protest period. Some provide as little as 30 days to appeal the ...
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Domestic Servants and Workers' Compensation Law

Under Arizona workers' compensation law, domestic servants are not eligible for work comp benefits. They are specifically excluded from the statute. The courts do not look at the claimant's ...
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Are Independent Contractors Covered Under the Arizona Workers' Compensation Act?

The answer to that question is "no." Independent contractors are excluded from work comp by Arizona statute. However, deciding whether or not a person is an independent contractor is not as ...
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Temporary/Staffing Agency Employees Injured on the Job

Workers’ compensation cases are confusing enough. But if you are working at a job that you obtained through a temp agency, the questions can be endless. If I am working for a temp agency, can I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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Attorney Matt Fendon Achieves Board Certification in Workers' Comp Law

Phoenix Workers' Compensation Attorney Matt Fendon of Fendon Law Firm, P.C. in Phoenix has recently become Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of ...
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Independent Contractors Eligibility for Benefits

If my contract of employment says I'm an independent contractor and I'm injured on the job am I eligible for benefits? The easy answer to that is "it depends." Often, employers in ...
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