You should seek immediate medical help after suffering an on-the-job injury. If you are injured at work, it is important to notify a supervisor or co-worker. Then consult with an experienced attorney about filing a workers' compensation claim.
At Crossman Law Offices, P.C., we want people to know that all types of work injuries are covered under the workmen's comp system. Sometimes, though, an insurance company or an employer will question the validity of a workers' compensation claim. If the accident and injury occurred on the job, however, the injured worker may be entitled to compensation.
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For more than six decades, our workers' compensation attorneys have faced big and small corporations, the state of Arizona, the city of Phoenix, and SCF Arizona. The scare tactics they sometimes use do not work on our lawyers.
Important Steps to Take After Being Hurt on the Job in Arizona
See a doctor right away. Be sure to tell your doctor that your injury happened on the job or is a job-related injury. If you had a previous injury, tell the doctor how it has changed or worsened because of your work. You also want to make sure that your claim is filed with the Industrial Commission of Arizona in case you need to reopen the case in the future for additional medical treatment.
If you have been unable to return to work since your injury, you are not guaranteed a job upon your return. If you have been threatened with job termination or other employment repercussions, you are still in the workman's compensation system and eligible for AZ workers' comp benefits.
Notify a Coworker or Your Manager As Soon As Possible After a Work Injury
We want to stress the importance of making somebody aware right away if you are injured at work. Tell a coworker, spouse or friend what happened, no matter how minor the symptoms may seem initially. Any time a work injury requires medical treatment, then you should tell a supervisor that you got hurt at work.
Although the statute of limitations allows a person up to one year to file a claim, you should notify at least a coworker at the time of the accident, even if you don't yet want to file a workers' compensation claim.
Contact a Workman's Compensation Attorney at Our Phoenix Firm
Legitimate cases are often questioned when employees attempt to "work through" an injury. Nowadays, there is seldom loyalty for years of hard work, and employers frequently take risks with their employees' lives and health. Contact our Arizona law firm today for dedicated legal assistance after a work injury. Call 888-841-1197 for a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION.