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Posted in Workers Compensation on January 2, 2024
Almost every worker in Arizona has specific rights when it comes to receiving compensation after a workplace injury. In general, workers’ compensation benefits will pay for all medical coverage related to a workplace injury as well as a major portion of lost wages if an employee is unable to work while recovering. Here, we want to review the 2024 Arizona workers’ compensation regulations.
The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is responsible for ensuring workers’ compensation laws are enforced in the state. When an employee sustains a workplace injury, they file their workers’ compensation claim with the ICA.
In the state of Arizona, employers are responsible for the following:
Employers who violate their responsibilities under Arizona workers’ compensation laws can face fines and even the closure of their business. If an employer fails to carry insurance, they could face ICA penalties as well as civil lawsuits directly from any employee who sustained an injury during the time when there was no insurance.
Any workplace injury or illness should be promptly reported to an employer. However, the overall workers’ compensation statute of limitations in Arizona is one year from the date the workplace injury or illness occurs or one year from the discovery of an injury or illness.
If a work injury victim fails to file their claim within this one-year time frame, they will likely no longer be eligible to recover any compensation for their losses.
There are various types of benefits available to injured workers in Arizona through workers’ comp, including:
If you have sustained a workplace injury but are struggling to recover compensation, we encourage you to reach out to an attorney today. A Phoenix workers’ compensation attorney can walk you through this process and help protect your rights. You deserve the compensation afforded to you through Arizona law, and we want to help.