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.
Though it receives much attention as an injury occurring frequently in workplaces across Arizona, carpal tunnel syndrome is not the only upper extremity complaint that can result from stress or overuse. Another such condition is cubital tunnel syndrome, which sounds similar to carpal tunnel syndrome but affects the elbow rather than the wrist.
If you suffer an injury while on the job, you may have people tell you to file a workers' compensation claim. However, you first need to find out if your employer has this insurance coverage or not. There are only a few cases in Arizona when an employer does not have to have workers' compensation, according to the Industrial Commission of Arizona.
Arizona workers' compensation law, like other states' laws, differentiates between disability and impairment. According to IME Care Center, an impairment is a health issue that affects the physical or neurological condition of a person. A disability, on the other hand, refers to the limitations and restrictions an injury places on a person's ability to complete his or her work tasks. When a doctor classifies an injury as an impairment, the workers' comp manager assigned to the case will further classify the impairment as either scheduled or unscheduled.
At Matt Fendon Law Group, we encourage workers in Arizona to be vigilant and to prioritize safety. This is especially the case for workers who have built careers in fields that are often considered dangerous, such as construction workers, truck drivers and factory workers.