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April 2015 Archives

BUT MY EMPLOYER TOLD ME THAT I WAS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR...

Under the Arizona Workers' Compensation system, employees who are hurt in the course and scope of their employment are covered. However, many times a claim for workers' compensation may be denied because of the employer's assertion that the employee was an independent contractor. Many employers do not understand that just because they call someone an independent contractor does not mean that they are indeed an independent contractor. 

LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY ISSUES IN ARIZONA

I had a hearing this morning about a loss of earning capacity issue at the Industrial Commission of Arizona. Loss of earning capacity cases typically involve an Arizona injured worker who has suffered typically a back, shoulder, head, hip or multiple extremity injury that resulted in permanent physical impairment, and permanent work restrictions. The injured worker has a loss of earning capacity because he or she cannot go back to work and earn what they were making at the date of injury.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE IN ARIZONA

In Arizona, an injured worker with a compensable claim is entitled to coverage for "medical, surgical and hospital benefits or other treatment, nursing, medicine, surgical supplies, crutches and other apparatus, including artificial members, reasonably required at the time of the injury, and during the period of disability." [1] The Arizona Supreme Court has stated that there are two statutory requirements that must be met for benefits to be covered under the statute. The first requirement is that "the services must fall within one of the categories listed in the statute." [2] The second requirement is that the services must be "reasonably required." [3]The reasonable necessity of care is a medical question. 

MAXIMIZING YOUR WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS WHEN ON LIGHT DUTY

In Arizona, when you are on light duty and have an open workers' compensation case, you are required to make a "good-faith effort" to look for work. For example, an injured worker in Phoenix must look for work within their work restrictions. This applies to open cases as well as injured workers who have a permanent unscheduled disability and are trying to prove what their permanent disability award should be.

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