My husband was totally disabled by a work injury in 2016. He was awarded a monthly benefit for the rest of his life. The attorney takes 20% of each payment. Per the above Arizona statute, should the attorney's fees stop after 5 years? The WC Insurance sends the monthly payment directly to the... View More
The standard for attorney fees in Arizona work injury claims is probably more than the 20% that your husband is paying and typically is 25% of the benefits. The answer to your question is in ARS §23-1069 (A), which provides that the Industrial Commission will set a fee subject to the limits in (B)...View More
I've seen my PCP she had me give my work an 8 day absent note I'm currently getting xrays so I have all paperwork and my PCP is doing FLMA paperwork with me Thursday. I haven't talked to my work since giving them the 8 days off doctors note Wednesday. I don't know what I should and should not say.
Good afternoon. You are required in Arizona to provide prompt notice about an accident at work and, because you have been told by your doctor that you have an injury, you should notify a person of authority at the company what injury you think you have. That should be in the note from your doctor...View More
Good afternoon. These are very complicated cases and require extremely specific evidence of the extent and location at the workplace of the mold growth, the exact type of mold, the nature of exposure (how long and how close to her work area), absence of any other potential mold exposure, and...View More
I had an agreement to return to work and not arbitrate original termination. I was injured when I returned, requiring surgery. Now the company says it was a clerical error that brought me back. I require another surgery, but the company says I never ACTUALLY returned to work. I was paid OJI... View More
Workers' compensation (WC) benefits in Arizona include payment for time lost from work and medical treatment related to an injury. The injury generally is, or should be, covered if you were doing something that benefitted the employer, in or related to the business of the employer, and at a...View More
I fell off some stairs at my second job back in June 2022 and I never got paid for the days I worked and was told by employer that since my injury was my fault they were not going to pay for my medical bills nor my missed wages. I kept getting the run around and wasn’t able to get treatment until... View More
The Arizona workers' compensation system is a "no fault" system. That means that an injured worker is entitled to claim benefits even if the accident was their "fault" (or part their fault). You have one year from the date of injury to file a claim for benefits with the...View More
Isn’t he still entitled to restitution for his lost wages, pain & suffering, loss of personal work equipment & mileage? Our accident lawyer says not to apply for restitution. I think it’s because he won’t get a cut…?
He is back to work full-time. Has a low impairment rating... View More
This is not a one size fits all situation and the answer to your questions depends on several factors: what were your husband's injuries, how serious were the injuries, does he have any permanent damage (medical impairment or disability) from the accident, has he been able to go back to the...View More
I worked for a company at the beginning of the year who while working for them. I had to pay a monthly subscription to a software called CRM. I stopped working with them back in April and found I was still being charged for the software. I contacted the owner of the company and advise them via text... View More
I recently resigned after countless emails to HR, my supervisor, Lead, and management about a co-worker that made some inappropriate comments towards me and after I didn't reciprocate he told other co-workers I was "hard to work with" some comments he made... View More
I apologize to the person submitting the question, but I don't understand how this is a work injury related question. There is no Industrial Commission office in Payson, only in Phoenix and Tucson, and an appeal would be filed there or at the Arizona Court of Appeals, again with locations only...View More
I wanted to know how to go about this finding out if that is true and what needs to be done on my behalf to make sure I am eligible and if I need to file anything in order to finalize and or make sure I’m not unknowingly not taking action needed for my survivors benefits compensation?
It sounds like your issue is related to a personal injury or perhaps a class action matter. If it was then you should try reaching out to the attorney who represented your dad (or the lawyer representing the class) to determine what you need to show to establish your interest in the settlement. I...View More
They say they are allowed to dump there by the City of Sedona, I stand above the drainage pit all day for 9.5 hours every day, for 8 years, burning eyes, throat, lungs. I have complained to my boss, his boss, the business that's dumping, and the city of sedona, who says they are allowed to do... View More
Thank you for your inquiry. I see a couple of issues you want to follow up. I would first contact the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (https://www.azica.gov/forms/adosh2213) and the US Department of Occupational Safety and Health (I don't have a link to the federal form),...View More
I received my workers comp letter and any benefits were terminated. I feel this was wrongfully done and I am bringing it up with a lawyer currently. However, I want to quit my job and go elsewhere while all of this is going on. Can I quit my job and work elsewhere without facing any consequences... View More
This is a question you really should be asking the lawyer you apparently already have on your WC case. It's a common issue and any serious WC attorney will be able to advise you, especially knowing more about your current injury-related medical condition and why you disagree with your benefits...View More
I was released to go back to work. Just don't use hand..as of today my hand is not in a cast and it should have been weeks ago. My hand hurts and will heel wrong . so future looks bad for hand. They did give me a wrist brace with wrap. This all sounds not right. This is a workmans comp.... View More
Good morning. It's not clear from your message how you believe your hand was broken and should be in a cast (like an x-ray or something else), and why you think you cannot do your regular work, since you apparently have been to a doctor who would make those decisions. It will make a difference...View More
The insurance company stipulated in writing to provide among many other things, an electric cart to a disabled employee as part of a settlement that included an award for future medical support care. The stipulations were approved by the Industrial Commission. Now, three years later the insurance... View More
Thank you for your inquiry. There is no automatic right to the same medical benefits permanently and there is no automatic penalty. if benefits are being denied the first option is to request a hearing investigation under ARS 23 1061J. The industrial commission will send a notice to the insurance...View More
I stopped receiving benefits back in October because of trying to verify with id.me and it took 3 months to complete and then at which time I was informed that an adjudicator was assigned to my claim. I was found monetarily ineligible based on non fraud issue and disqualified. I submitted my... View More
I wanted to let you know your question was posted to a workers' compensation website, very different than unemployment benefits (UIB). I personally do not have an answer about your pandemic benefits claim and I don't know if you are eligible for some UIB payment even without having worked...View More
My practice is limited work injury cases, a specific part of employment law. Your concern appears to be an issue of employment privacy and it is not something I am able to provide advice. I suggest you look for an attorney whose practice is more directly employment law, if you do not hear back...View More
In most circumstances, the payment of an employee's compensation cannot be dependent on the employer's satisfaction with job performance, you either earn it or not. However, bonuses are different. So this depends on whether your compensation of 10% is part of salary or a bonus. You...View More
3 Employees were commuting to work in a Company Vehicle. These employees did not stop for any work related errands. They were headed to work from their Hotel. Another Driver made a left turn on a Red Light causing a collision with injuries. Does the company have to file a workers comp. claim. The... View More
An Arizona attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for two weeks. As for the personal injury attributes of the accident, those would be handled as third-party injury claims in most any jurisdiction. But from what you describe, it sounds like there really isn't a...View More
More facts are needed to analyze your situation. Arizona is an at will employment state, meaning you can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. The only protection you can usually get from a legal standpoint is if the termination is based on your race, religion, sex, etc.
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