Under Arizona law, the AZ workers’ compensation program protects those who suffer a work-related injury. Almost all employers in Arizona are required to buy workers’ compensation insurance for all employees, which means almost every worker in the state is covered. When an employee is covered under workers’ compensation, he or she may not file a lawsuit against his employer for work related injuries, except under limited circumstances. He may, however, be able to make a workers’ comp claim even in the absence of employer negligence.
The purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to make sure that all employees get the medical care they need if they suffer an injury at work, and to ensure that no employee is left unable to support himself or his family after an accident or injury. When an employee suffers a work related injury, unless that employee has expressly done something to disqualify himself, he may recover compensation including payment of medical bills and disability benefits if he is unable to work.
Despite the broad coverage under workers’ comp law, some AZ workers’ compensation claims are denied. As such, it is important to have an Arizona workers’ comp lawyer both help you to make your claim and help you appeal if your claim is not approved. The lawyers at Schiffman Law Office, P.C. can put their extensive experience handling workers’ comp claims to work for you in order to get you the best possible results.