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September 2011 Archives

THE PERSONAL COMFORT DOCTRINE

WC Tip of the Day - Did you know if you are injured while eating lunch, sleeping, making a personal phone call during the lunch break, smoking, and using the restroom you will still be considered within the course and scope of your employment? That is, if you are injured doing any of these things, in most cases your worker's compensation claim should still be accepted in Arizona. 

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

WC Tip of the Day -- Independent contractors (IC) are excluded from coverage under the worker's comp act. The courts use a test in AZ called the "right to control" test to establish whether the injured party is an employee or an IC. There are multiple elements that are in this test. Please call us if you have any questions about ICs or the "right to control" test. 

EDUCATION AND SS DISABILITY

Social Security tip of the day - believe it or not, education has little impact on whether a Social Security disability claim is approved. The only exception being illiteracy. Illiteracy can have a dramatic effect, and can also be a sign of mental retardation per the SS administration. Please let us know if you have any questions about this. 

REOPENING YOUR WC CASE

WC tip of the day -- once your worker's comp claim is accepted in Arizona, it can be reopened until the day you die. You just have to show a change in your condition since the closure of your case. You must prove the change with an updated medical report. Please let us know if you need any assistance with filing for a reopening. 

SS DISABILITY

Disability tip of the day -- alcoholism and drug addiction may not be considered disabling impairments by the Social Sec Admin. However, alcoholics and drug addicts may be found disabled for some other condition as long as the alcoholism/drug addiction is not "a contributing factor material to the determination of disability." 

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