Duties Of The Employer in a Phoenix Workers’ Compensation Claim
What Are The Duties Of Your Employer in Phoenix?
To protect workers, Arizona law requires employers to fulfill certain duties. Unfortunately, those duties are minimal when it comes to injured workers. If you’ve been injured on the job, it is important to understand your rights and obligations, to ensure you get the benefits you need and deserve.
At Crossman Law Offices, P.C., we are dedicated to helping injured workers in Phoenix and across Arizona. As a board-certified specialist in workers’ comp law, Avery Crossman can offer her exceptionally thorough legal knowledge and together we have decades of experience.
No, You Can’t Sue Your Employer
In Phoenix, the workers’ compensation is almost the only legal remedy for injured workers. You cannot sue your employer for on-the-job injuries, even if the injury was caused by unsafe conditions, except in rare cases. Our “no-fault” system ensures that workers are not blamed for their own injuries, but it can be frustrating if your accident was caused by a clear violation of safety regulations.
While it is unfortunate that your injury had to occur before your employer would listen, filing a workers’ compensation claim may force employers to fix dangerous workplace conditions, obey safety regulations and prevent injuries to your fellow employees in the future.
You may know that you are required to report your injury to your employer, who should contact their insurance company. You may not know that it is also your duty to make sure the worker’s report of injury is filed with the Industrial Commission of Arizona. There are many reasons why an employer might fail to report an injury, so the legal responsibility for reporting ultimately rests with the injured worker. Worse still, there are deadlines for this reporting, and if you miss them your options are very limited.
We’ll Help You Understand Your Rights And Obligations
Our skilled, experienced attorneys will assist you through every step of the claims process. It is a good idea to seek legal help right away — the sooner you do, the better your chances of receiving benefits.
At Crossman Law Offices, P.C., you will always deal directly with one of our attorneys — we don’t employ any paralegals. We are a father-daughter team who work on cases together, so you’ll always be able to reach someone who knows the details of your case. Initial consultations are free, and you pay no fees unless we help you receive compensation.
Understand The Duties of Your Employer – Phoenix Workers Comp Lawyers Are Here For You
Your employer and their insurance company are not on your side — we are. To learn how we can help, contact us by email or call 602-248-0380 today.