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Archive: August 2015

Arizona Injured Workers’ Duty to Look For Work

What does an Arizona injured worker have to fulfill to meet the “good-faith effort” requirements? Meet with an experienced attorney to understand what is required of you while on light-duty status. An employee is required to look for work when…

Matt Fendon Recognized As 2015 Rising Star By Super Lawyers

Having worked in the workers’ compensation industry since 2001, it is safe to say that Attorney Matt Fendon knows a thing or two about delivering high-quality legal representation. It is because of this that he was recently named a 2015 Rising…

Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Offset Social Security Benefits?

In Arizona, Social Security Disability is typically reduced by the extent that the claimant’s disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits exceed 80% of the average current earnings. Social Security has its own system of determining “average current earnings.” Social Security…

Vocational Experts in Social Security Hearings

In a typical Arizona Social Security hearing, an administrative law judge (ALJ) will have a vocational expert present in the hearing room. It is required that the ALJ provide the Social Security claimant with written notice that a vocational expert…

Opting Out of Arizona Workers’ Compensation?

Recently, the legislature in Tennessee considered allowing large employers to “opt- out” of the state workers’ compensation system. Opting out means essentially that larger employers like Wal‑Mart, for example, can essentially set up their own workers’ compensation systems that are…

“I Am Scheduled For An Independent Medical Examination On My Arizona Workers’ Comp Case, Can I Record The Doctor?”

The answer to this question is “yes”. Based on a case from 1990 called Burton v. Industrial Commission, Arizona injured workers can tape record Independent Medical Examiners. Arizona injured workers are required from time to time to be examined by Independent…

Discovery In A Workers’ Compensation Case

Discovery is the initial part of the legal process in an Arizona workers’ compensation case. Initially, a request for hearing will be filed by either the injured worker or the insurance carrier. Once that happens, deadlines will go into effect…

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