No one wants to get hurt while on the job, but many workplaces have inherent hazards that make personal injury a real possibility. Construction sites, warehouses, and other areas pose obvious risks to employees, but even office buildings, retail spaces, and other workplaces can still pose a danger that leads to injury.
Getting hurt on the job is an unfortunate reality, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer pain, lost wages, and medical costs unjustly! We’ve seen many workplace personal injury cases at Jeff GOULD Law over the years, and we’re here to fight for you. We’re the Attorney in YOUR Corner!
Here are some essential things to know about personal injury in the workplace.
PERSONAL INJURY AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION (Workers’ Comp)
Employees in the United States are protected from unjustly incurring the associated expenses that result from injury in the workplace through a form of insurance known as workers’ compensation. In Arizona, it is mandatory for employers to secure workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system in which an injured employee is entitled to receive benefits for an industrial injury, no matter who caused the job-related accident. Willfully or knowingly failing to carry workers’ comp is a felony in the State of Arizona.
Workers’ Comp, as it is commonly known, will provide financial assistance in the aftermath of a personal injury. State laws govern private and state employees and vary from state to state, while federal employees are covered by federal law. Most full and part-time employees are covered by workers comp insurance in Arizona, with a few exemptions. Arizona is also a “No Fault” system, meaning employees are entitled to compensation benefits even if they are partially at fault for their injury.
A worker’s comp settlement will help to cover medical bills, potential disabilities arising from the injury, lost wages, and more. It is critical, however, that an injury be classified correctly during this process, as a failure to do so would result in less compensation than you are entitled to receive! It is also critical to inform your employer of the injury as soon as possible and have your claim filed within one year of the injury. Failure to do so could result in your claim being dismissed.
Given these important factors for receiving your settlement, we encourage you to reach out to Jeff GOULD Law as soon as possible for a free initial consultation. We can help you navigate the complex world of worker’s compensation and ensure things get handled correctly so you can receive the MAXIMUM COMPENSATION for damages.
EMPLOYER or OTHER 3rd Party At-Fault NEGLIGENCE
In some cases, a personal injury is the result of Employer or OTHER 3rd Party At-Fault negligence, and workers’ comp will be an insufficient means of compensation. This is where it is imperative to have legal representation on your side, and Jeff GOULD Law will fight for every dollar you’re owed!
Employer or OTHER 3rd Party At-Fault negligence in a workplace injury in many cases means the injured party can make a separate claimo rfile suit) seeking to recover compensation beyond what a typical workers’ comp settlement would provide. In this instance, it would be necessary to prove that the employer or OTHER 3rd Party was At-Fault for the injury due to their negligence. The burden of proof will rest on the plaintiff, so this is an area where professional representation is invaluable to ensure an appropriate settlement or judgment is reached.
The professionals at Jeff GOULD Law have been tirelessly advocating for our clients for over 25 years. We’re proud to protect Arizona’s workers, and our relentless pursuit of justice is the personal guarantee we offer you. As we say on our website, NO Recovery/NO fee!
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DISCLAIMER: The information on this blog/site is NOT, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. It is for general informational use only. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Further, this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.