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October 2014 Archives

Arizona asks for dismissal of Hotshots fire case

A workers' compensation suit can be a very serious legal matter for an employer. This can range from a small business to the government of Arizona. Different industries have different standards for their employees. If someone gets into a work accident, they may be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. If someone is killed because of negligence from an employer supervisor, a suit may be filed for additional compensation. This is the case in a lawsuit that is currently in court for a wrongful death complaint suit involving the firefighting Granite Mountain Hotshots.

How is an occupational disease defined?

When people are injured at work in the state of Arizona, workers' compensation can help pay for expenses when a person is not able to work. Some injuries happen because of single accidents like falls or heavy machinery failing. On the other hand, chronic diseases may develop from repetitive movements or contact to dangerous chemicals or other exposures. But, how exactly is an occupational disease defined?

What are the "fatal four" of construction accidents?

Construction accidents can turn very serious very quickly. Workers in Arizona who are dealing with heavy equipment, deadlines and a fast-paced environment may have accidents that can range anywhere from minor to major. Minor injuries may involve scrapes and bruises, but a major equipment malfunction or accident with heavy machinery could end in severe work injuries or even death. While the construction industry can see all manner of work-related accidents, there are four major accident groups that fatal injuries fall under.

Why a worker's report of injury is important

There are a variety of people in Arizona who work in different fields that have varying levels of risk for getting an injury at the workplace. An injury at work is a very serious problem that could have both healthcare and financial implications. If you or someone else is injured at work, you are likely to have a claim for workers' compensation. One of the most important things to do when an injury occurs is to have a report filed with your employer.

Hurt on the job

Thousands of injured worker's file claims in Arizona aevery year.  Many claims are denied for various reasons.  It is essential to reeport your injury to a supervisor immediatel.  You must see a doctor and give a good history of how you were injured.  You should follow the doctor's recommendations for treatment and for working within any restrictions, if your employer has light duty.   T

What is occupational cancer?

There are many questions about the occupational diseases that can harm Arizona's workers. Unfortunately, individuals can be exposed to a variety of dangers, many times without even knowing it. Occupational diseases typically develop dependent upon what a worker is exposed to. Perhaps most terrifying is that these diseases can be present anywhere, from construction sites to regular offices. Occupational cancer is one of the worst diseases that can be contracted, and often occurs when a worker is exposed to carcinogens.

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Jerome, Gibson, Stewart, Stevenson, Engle & Runbeck, P.C., provides experienced representation for workers' compensation cases in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Prescott, Tucson and Yuma, and throughout Maricopa County, Pima County, Pinal County and Yavapai County, and all of Arizona.

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