Phoenix AZ Workers Compensation Entitlements & Benefits Lawyer
What Am I Entitled To Under Arizona Workers’ Compensation Laws?
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, it is important that you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled and are aware of your Employee Rights. Depending on the details of your case, you may receive compensation for:
- Medical care for the injury or illness: Workers’ compensation should cover all expenses associated with the treatment of your injury; you do not need to go into debt to get the treatment you need.
- Permanent lost wages: If your injury is determined as permanent, making sure such injury is fully documented is vital. You could lose out on valuable benefits if your injury is not properly assessed and valued initially.
- Lost earning capacity: Did you receive a Loss of Earning Capacity Questionnaire? Our Phoenix workers compensation entitlements & benefits lawyers for workers compensation, can help you complete it, so you are compensated if you can’t earn as much as did you before (because you must work fewer hours or choose a lower-paid position).
- Survivor’ benefits: These are available if you lost your spouse in a fatal workplace accident. Payments will come as a monthly check as long as you remain unmarried, so you don’t have to worry about how you’ll pay your bills alone. If you suspect that workplace health or safety issues had anything to do with your spouse’s passing, reach out to us. The law provides that in some circumstances, even if the cause of the death is uncertain, the workers’ compensation insurance will still have to pay you benefits.
- Job retraining: In Arizona, retraining benefits are not included in workers’ comp. However, there is a limited set of circumstances in which the Special Fund/No Insurance Section of the Industrial Commission will pay to retrain you or send you to vocational rehabilitation. Talk to our attorneys for workers compensation attorneys to find out if you might qualify.
What Else Should I Know About Workers’ Comp Benefits?
The workers’ comp laws have drawn up a “schedule.” This is a list that indicates the value — the financial costs for which the worker will be compensated — of a permanent injury to a hand, arm or other part of the body. If an injury is not on that list, it is considered “unscheduled” and the necessary compensation must be negotiated. We will discuss with you whether your injury is scheduled or unscheduled, because it will make your case more or less complex.
Many injured workers are upset when they learn that they will not receive compensation for “pain and suffering,” as they might with a personal injury lawsuit. The Arizona Workers’ Compensation Act does not provide compensation for pain and suffering, unless it affects your post-injury earnings; nor does it provide job retraining. In the vast majority of cases, you cannot sue your employer. If you are one of the many that have fallen victim to a debilitating injury you need the Phoenix workers compensation entitlements & benefits lawyers on your side.
Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help You With Your Claim
Workers’ compensation law is complex and fact-based. The claimant receives many notices and documents that may be hard to understand, and many valid claims are initially denied. Our Phoenix workers compensation entitlements & benefits attorney, Avery Crossman, is a board-certified specialist in the field of workers’ compensation — it’s all we do. Harlan J. Crossman & Avery N. Crossman have been serving Arizona workers for decades, and our clients appreciate our exceptional service and our willingness to fight hard on their behalf. We work state-wide, so no matter where in Arizona you reside, you can get the legal help you need.
Call A Phoenix workers compensation entitlements & benefits Lawyer Today
Contact us on 602-248-0380 to ask us your questions about workers’ comp, or to learn more about how Crossman Law Offices, P.C. can help you get the benefits to which you are entitled. Schedule your free consultation today, or email us about your claim.