When a worker in Arizona suffers from a workplace injury, there are many things that must be considered by the worker and his or her family. Before anything else, it's imperative that there be an understanding of the details of filing a claim for workers' compensation after industrial workers' accidents. In order to receive benefits after industrial accidents, the claimant must follow the proper procedures or there will be an issue with approval.
Arizona employees can have a difficult time learning about the benefits to which they are entitled, such as workers' compensation insurance. You can read about workers' compensation in the Arizona Constitution and the Arizona Revised Statutes. Unfortunately, these documents often contain too much legal jargon to navigate. While the following information is not all inclusive, it does provide a basic understanding of who is covered by workers compensation.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published a study showing how the occurrence of injuries differed between government and private sector employees. According to their findings, more than 3 million private sector employees suffered work-related illnesses and injuries in 2013 (or about 3.3 percent of all private sector employees), whereas only 746,000 public employees filed were hurt on the job last year.
Workers in Arizona are well aware that some occupations are inherently dangerous. Those employed in jobs that pose risks to their well-being should understand ways to enhance safety in the workplace in an effort to prevent workplace injuries. Employers should take certain steps to increase safety by providing up-to-date training and safety equipment. When accidents do occur in the workplace, employers should implement preventative measures to avoid similar incidents from occurring again, such as falls at construction sites.