If you are unable to work, you are more than likely not making any money. Industrial accident injuries could prevent you from working for a significant amount of time. Fortunately, you can turn to the Arizona workers’ compensation system for benefits that are designed to cover at least a portion of your financial losses until you are able to return to work, if at all.
As soon as possible after the accident, report it to your superiors. Your supervisor or manager will need as many facts as are available for the incident report. If you are unable to provide this information due to your medical condition, be sure that the proper information was provided. You are entitled to certain workers’ compensation benefits regardless of the circumstances under which you were injured as long as you were performing you job duties at the time.
Depending on your injuries, you could be eligible for a variety of benefits. Getting them could be frustrating and cause you unnecessary stress. The same could be said if you are the surviving spouse of a worker who died in an accident. In either case, it would more than likely be in your best interest to have an Arizona workers’ compensation attorney navigate the system on your behalf.
Recovering from an industrial accident could take a significant amount of time during which you will incur medical costs, lose income and suffer other damages. You will be busy enough visiting doctors and undergoing evaluations, so having someone else to deal with the paperwork and other legal requirements could alleviate your stress and frustration. Furthermore, you might not be aware of all of the different benefits to which you might be entitled, but your attorney should be.