As someone employed in Arizona, you likely don't think of everyday objects when you think "workplace incident". Most people envision freak occurrences involving heavy machinery, high voltages of electricity, fires, and so on. However, some of the most common hazards are things you likely deal with on the daily.
It is a problem that some Arizona workers face while trying to secure compensation for a workplace injury. An employer asserts that the worker did not suffer the injury on the job, so the compensation claim is invalid. This is why when you get started with a workers’ compensation claim, you should do all you can to prove that you were hurt on the job so that your employer cannot credibly claim otherwise.
Employees can be injured on the job no matter what they do for a living. Often, people consider common dangers like falling and work-related motor vehicle accidents when the topic of workers’ compensation comes up. Arizona residents should also realize that electrocution and electric shock are pervasive dangers at many workplaces.
If you or one of your family members in Arizona has been injured in a workplace accident or developed an injury or condition due to some conditions related to a job, it will be important for you to know how and when to seek assistance from workers' compensation. As explained by the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the state's workers' compensation program is deemed no-fault meaning that benefits may be received regardless of who is responsible for the injury so long as any injury was not deliberately self-inflicted.
Arizona workers may sometimes experience incidents on the job that lead to injury. Among the possible injuries one might suffer from is whiplash, caused by a rapid and harsh back-and-forward movement of the head and neck. Though typically attributed to rear-end car crashes, whiplash can be easier to get than one may think.
If you have been hurt while you were at work in Arizona, you may be facing a whirlwind of emotions as you work through recovery and the formalities of having been injured on the job. In situations where you and your employer disagree on what happened and whether or not you are eligible for compensation, you may find yourself bothered with their lack of sympathy.
Arizona workers like you may not know just how impactful a back injury can be until you have suffered from one. Matt Fendon Law Group is here to help as you go through the aftermath of the incident that has left you with back pain or damage that may be debilitating.
When you incur an injury in Arizona, you may decide to use your workers' compensation benefits to help you as you recover. If you have not needed these benefits before, you likely have many questions about the process. At the Matt Fendon Law Group, we are committed to helping you understand the fine details of workers' compensation and what you need to do to access these benefits.
After you have been injured at your job, you have taken every precaution to work with your employer and get the maximum benefit out of your workers' compensation plan. However, now you face an even bigger challenge as you are closing in on getting your medical clearance and preparing to return to your job. At Matt Fendon Law Group, we are committed to helping injured and disabled workers in Arizona to get the compensation and support they deserve following a work-related accident.
No matter which job sites your Arizona construction job requires you to work at, you likely must lift, carry and move heavy tools, materials and equipment many times during your typical work day. Unfortunately, these activities give your back a constant beating that could, and often does, lead to painful back injuries and/or conditions.