Q: I got a head injury on the job and if my employee doesnt pay me the weeks that i missed can i sue them ?
A: Hello and good evening. You are entitled to wage loss disability payments if you miss time and income from work after a work injury. There are exceptions, like if there are conflicting medical opinions about your ability to work - one doctor says you can do anything and another says you can do nothing or just limited work. The benefits you would get from a head injury can be complicated and it's important that you get help from someone with a lot of experience working with head injury patients. I have had several, and I have presented seminars for other lawyers about head injury evaluations, so I'm available if you would like to discuss your case with me directly. The payments are from the employer's workers' compensation insurance coverage, not necessarily directly from the company. If the company did not have insurance, it's a different question but the Industrial Commission of Arizona covers you the same as if your employer was covered. I'm in the office pretty much all of tomorrow afternoon and you can call me at 602-687-9211. Thank you
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