Things to Know Before Hiring a Workers Compensation Attorney

Crystal Rios Ramos - Rios Law Firmby Crystal Rios RamosLast updated Feb 12, 2020Category: Workers' Compensation

Accidents happen - everyone knows that. But what happens when an accident takes place in the workplace? A work-related injury can leave your employees unable to work, but that doesn’t mean you are not eligible for compensation. When injured on the job, a worker is entitled to workers’ compensation through their company and insurance; however, filing for your compensation and dealing with insurance companies can be a difficult process. A workers’ comp. attorney in Phoenix can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Injuries in the Workplace

Workplace injuries are a serious issue, and workers around the USA are involved in accidents at work every day. In 2018, there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported. In Arizona alone during the 2017 year, there were 90 fatal workplace accidents. When injured at work, workers are eligible for workers' compensation to cover the cost of injury and to assist them when they are unable to work due to the incident. While Arizona employers can file for their compensation on their own, the process can be made a lot easier by getting in touch with a workers’ comp attorney in Phoenix.

Fault and No-Fault

Knowing whether a state operates with a no-fault or fault system is important for workers, especially when seeking a work comp attorney in Phoenix. for example, uses a no-fault system. This means no matter the cause of an injury in the workplace, an employee is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

The Steps to Compensation

After an accident, there are three steps that need to be taken to ensure an employee receives their compensation:

1) Report the injury to the employer as soon as possible to ensure a record is made;

2) File the injury claim within one year of injury; and

3) Obtain any necessary medical treatment after consulting with a medical professional.

These steps sound easy enough, but workers can be intimated by insurance companies or employers through the process. A work comp attorney in Phoenix can help workers navigate the filing process and access the compensation they have a legal right to.

Know Your Rights

After a workplace injury, consulting with a work comp attorney in Phoenix can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. The procedure for filing and interacting with insurance companies can be confusing and even stressful, but an attorney can help you understand the situation and your rights as an employee, confront your employers or insurance companies, and get you the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies can intimate or take advantage of injured workers, and an attorney will stand beside you to fight for your rights.

Being involved in an accident at work can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. Hiring a work comp attorney in Arizona can help you receive the compensation you deserve without all the hassle. Having a professional work alongside you can prevent insurance companies and employers from pushing you around – and ultimately losing out on your workers' compensation. If you have been involved in an accident at work and are struggling to file your claim, get in touch with a workers’ compensation lawyer right away. You don’t want to miss out on the compensation you deserve!

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Rosanna Acosta

4 years ago

I have filed a workman's comp claim and now my employer said I have been cleared to go back to work with restrictions. Am I supposed to go back to work without compromising my claim? Please help.

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Levi Armstrong

4 years ago

My uncle developed a shoulder injury that resulted in surgery because of years of strenuous work duties. Our family is urging him to file for a worker's compensation claim because it was a work-related injury. However, I read in your article that to be eligible for compensation the worker should file the injury claim within one year. Since he had surgery a year before, I'm not sure if he can still file for one. Perhaps he should talk to a worker's compensation attorney to know about his legal options. Thanks!

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Levi Armstrong

4 years ago

I like that you said that I should check if our state operates in a no-fault or fault system to know if I am eligible to file a workers' compensation claim even if the accident was my fault. My partner and I were visiting a construction site the other day when I took off my hard cap to fix my hair for a while. The next thing I knew, I was on the ground, and my head was bleeding because a worker accidental dropped a cement block from the third floor. I'll follow your advice and check if we're in a no-fault state so I can start looking for a workers' compensation lawyer. Thanks for this!

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Zachary Tomlinson

4 years ago

It's cool to think that there are worker's compensation attorneys that can help someone contact their insurance agencies or confront the company itself regarding the injury you sustained. My brother was watching a show the other day, and we happened to hear this term from it. I'll consider hiring one of these experts if ever I get involved in one.

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