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July 2014 Archives

Arizona company pays fines for railroad project


A job in construction has many functions. While it helps to pay for living, it also provides a valuable service for the people of Arizona. From new constructions on roads to important city development projects, investments in infrastructure are important for growth and commerce. If someone is injured on the job, symptoms can range from mild to severe. Significant injuries may require someone to go to the hospital. If someone is out of work for a period of time, workers' compensation can help him or her pay for routine bills.

Weekend car crashes hurt 15 in Phoenix


From truck drivers to construction workers, many people use company vehicles to travel and perform their jobs. If someone is injured on the job in a motor vehicle accident, they may be entitled to compensation. Getting hurt in a car wreck can put someone out of commission for several days or longer, depending on the severity of the injuries.

Teambuilding exercises to avoid in Arizona


Every team has a need for motivation. Teambuilding exercises can help build unity, cohesion and a sense of purpose. When done correctly, they can align employees with the mission of an employer. A sense of initiative can develop. Unfortunately, team exercises also can go terribly wrong, especially when done in unsafe environments with improper safety protocols. An inappropriate event at work could lead to an industrial accident or another work-related injury.

Arizona work safety group investigating teacher assault


One of the duties Arizona employees is to ensure that their employees are safe while at work. This can mean a variety of different things like installing proper evacuation procedures or ensure adequate supervision. Teachers, guards and other state employees should not be at an unnecessary risk while at work. A significant injury or assault at work can lead to many questions about proper safety procedures, even negligence.

Victim in Arizona prison rape files workers' compensation claim


While it can be a calming thought to assume a workplace is always a safe environment, this unfortunately is not always the case. No matter the profession, Arizona workers do usually have some type of danger, no matter how remote of chance, while at work. Fortunately, in these types of incidents, workers' compensation can alleviate some of the loss caused by such accidents. Regardless of the comfort that may present, however, some heinous events can take place at a workplace, as made evident by an instance of sexual assault.

Reopening a closed worker's compensation claim

Did you know that in Arizona there is no time limit to reopen a claim that has been closed?   However,  you must have a current medical report, preferrably from a specialist, who indicates that you have a new, additional, or previously undiscoverd condition that either requires treatment or would entitle you to an increase in any award.  Our law offices can explain the ins and outs of Arizona's work comp system.

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