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December 2015 Archives

IF I AM ASSAULTED AT WORK, IS THAT WORKERS' COMP?

The answer to that question is most likely "yes". If you are assaulted by a co‑employee it will typically fall under Arizona workers' compensation benefits. There are a few rules that apply to assaults in the workplace, but the general rule is they will be covered as long as they're related to a work related dispute.

WHAT IS THE "BUNKHOUSE RULE"?

The "bunkhouse rule" says that an employee who is required to live on the employer's premises and who suffers an injury while using those premises in a reasonable manner has an accepted workers' compensation claim even if he or she were technically off duty at the time.

WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO WIN A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CASE IN ARIZONA?

The main answer to this question is the lowering of approval rates by Arizona Social Security judges. The approval rates on disability cases in Arizona has plummeted in the last 5 years. The average approval rate is about 45 percent if you factor in all of the judges' approval rates on Social Security disability cases in Arizona.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I AM AT MY JOB FOR LESS THAN 30 DAYS AND I'M INJURED AT WORK?

If you're injured on the job in Arizona, the presumptive period for which your wages should be set for workers' comp benefits is the 30 days before the accident. When you are on workers' comp benefits in Arizona, you receive 66-2/3 percent of your average monthly wage in disability benefits if you are unable to work. That is why it is important that your average monthly wage is set correctly.

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