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.
Getting injured at work can be difficult. You need to understand your rights and whether you can file a workers' compensation claim. Knowing what will happen can help to put your mind at ease and make the aftermath of the injury less stressful. In most cases, you will have the ability to file a workers' compensation claim.
Arizona construction workers have a lot of different factors at play when it comes to their overall safety on the job. Unfortunately, adding scaffolding to the mix can increase the risks these workers may face.
Repetitive motion injuries are a result of cumulative trauma caused by putting a repeated strain on certain tendons, muscles or bones. Arizona workers who suffer from this condition also called cumulative trauma disorders, regional musculoskeletal disorder and occupational overuse syndrome might be eligible for workers’ compensation if it occurs as a result of performing their duties at work.