When you are injured at work, you may not know what steps to take. Simply receiving the medical care you need to recover can be a challenge, not to mention the mountain of bills that you may be facing once you receive that care. Workers' compensation can help cover these bills, but the system can be overwhelming for those who are unfamiliar with it. Too often, workers believe their employer will work out the details regarding their workers' compensation claims, but that is not always the case.
Some simple steps that an injured worker can take are to first report the incident to his or her supervisor. Per Arizona law, employers must report accidents in the workplace that lead to injuries. Next, seek out medical treatment, no matter how serious your injuries are. Workers may initially be able to seek the advice of the doctor of their choice, but often will need to see a preauthorized physician for continuing care and treatment. Finally, consider enlisting legal help to make sure your interests are represented.
Our firm strives to help our clients navigate their workers' compensation claims from beginning to end. We aim to ensure our clients start out on the right foot. If there is a dispute, we will represent our client's interests. We also have helped clients whose claims have been denied.
Our firm has been in practice for almost 40 years. We are committed to helping in a wide variety of workplace injury cases, such as electrical accidents, construction accidents, repetitive stress injuries, trucker's injuries and factory injuries, among others. For more information on our workers' compensation practice, feel free to visit our website.