Phoenix Employee Rights In A Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you have been injured in the workplace, or in connection with work — while traveling to meet clients, or performing other work duties outside of the workplace — you have Entitlements & Benefits. It is important that you understand the rights you are to be compensated as an employee.
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Crossman Law Offices, P.C., focuses exclusively on workers’ comp. Our best employment lawyers in Phoenix have decades of experience and extensive knowledge: Avery Crossman is board-certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation. When you need compassionate and highly effective representation in Phoenix or the surrounding areas, we are an excellent choice. When you contact us at our firm, you will speak directly with an attorney who will be happy to discuss your situation — we don’t employ any paralegals.
Know Your Rights
As an injured employee in Phoenix, you have the right to file an injury claim. You can read more on the process here: What To Do When You File For a Workers Compensation Claim.
You must file your claim within one year from the date of injury, or from the date when you became aware of your condition. While your employer may file your injury claim with the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA), you are responsible for ensuring that it is filed correctly and before the deadline.
You also have the right to be protected from retaliation in Phoenix. Your employer cannot fire or demote you just for filing a claim. However, the employer is not required to hold your position open for you if you are unable to perform your usual duties because of your injury.
Finally, you have the right to appeal a denied claim or to contest any other decisions contained in the notices you receive — such as the average monthly wage calculation.
We Can Help With Your Phoenix Employee Rights Workers’ Compensation Claim
We understand the physical, financial and emotional toll that a work injury has on the worker and his or her family. Let us handle the complex, confusing process of seeking benefits, so you can focus on recovery. We work state-wide, so no matter where in Arizona you reside, you can get the legal help you need.
To get our team on your side, contact us today to make your claim or call (602) 248-0380 to schedule a free consultation.