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Does Workers' Compensation Cover My Lost Wages?

If you are injured while on the job, and are unable to work for more than 7 days, you are entitled to some compensation for lost wages. The first 7 days will not be eligible for compensation in cases of time lost from work; for example, should you be off work for 12 days, you will only be eligible for benefits for lost wages for 5 days. Once an injury has made it impossible to work for 14 days or longer, you will be paid benefits for all of the days that you missed, including the first 7 days.

Does Workers' Compensation Cover My Lost Wages?

If you are injured while on the job, and are unable to work for more than 7 days, you are entitled to some compensation for lost wages. The first 7 days will not be eligible for compensation in cases of time lost from work; for example, should you be off work for 12 days, you will only be eligible for benefits for lost wages for 5 days. Once an injury has made it impossible to work for 14 days or longer, you will be paid benefits for all of the days that you missed, including the first 7 days.

Can My Employer Fire Me For Being Injured?

Were you fired after you reported an injury, or upon recovery from your injury and a return to work? In Arizona, an employer has the right to fire you for any reason. It will not affect your right to workers' compensation benefits, however. Ensure that you have filed your claim and that all documentation is in place and correct so you don't suffer the needless added stress of fighting to get benefits that you are owed under state law. The benefits paid to you will be issued by the insurance company, and your employer will not be paying directly, no matter what you are being told. If you were fired for a disability that is the result of your injuries it is likely that your rights have been violated, and a wrongful termination suit could be filed against your employer.

Can My Employer Fire Me For Being Injured?

Were you fired after you reported an injury, or upon recovery from your injury and a return to work? In Arizona, an employer has the right to fire you for any reason. It will not affect your right to workers' compensation benefits, however. Ensure that you have filed your claim and that all documentation is in place and correct so you don't suffer the needless added stress of fighting to get benefits that you are owed under state law. The benefits paid to you will be issued by the insurance company, and your employer will not be paying directly, no matter what you are being told. If you were fired for a disability that is the result of your injuries it is likely that your rights have been violated, and a wrongful termination suit could be filed against your employer.

Who Is Entitled To Workers' Compensation In Arizona?

Were you injured performing your duties at work, or due to long term repetitive motions or exposure to toxins? You may be concerned about eligibility for benefits. The program is a "no-fault" system that was put in place to protect both employers and workers. Companies that employ one or more workers full or part time, are required to be covered by the program.

Who Is Entitled To Workers' Compensation In Arizona?

Were you injured performing your duties at work, or due to long term repetitive motions or exposure to toxins? You may be concerned about eligibility for benefits. The program is a "no-fault" system that was put in place to protect both employers and workers. Companies that employ one or more workers full or part time, are required to be covered by the program.

Will All Of My Medical Expenses Be Covered By Workers' Comp?

If you are injured on the job, you have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. You may be concerned that your medical expenses are covered by the benefits you receive. In fact, this can be a difficult situation for some injuries. The medical care you need must be fully documented so that there is sufficient proof that the medical bills you incurred were as a result of your work injury. There could be conflicting opinions about what types of treatments are necessary, or the length of time you will be given to recover from your injuries.

Will All Of My Medical Expenses Be Covered By Workers' Comp?

If you are injured on the job, you have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. You may be concerned that your medical expenses are covered by the benefits you receive. In fact, this can be a difficult situation for some injuries. The medical care you need must be fully documented so that there is sufficient proof that the medical bills you incurred were as a result of your work injury. There could be conflicting opinions about what types of treatments are necessary, or the length of time you will be given to recover from your injuries.

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