Arizona workman’s comp covers all work related injuries suffered by employees. These injuries may be caused by an accident, such as a fall on the job site. The work related injury might also be one that develops over time, such as repetitive stress injuries caused by working on an assembly line. Workers’ compensation in Arizona also provides coverage for illnesses that occur as a result of exposure to toxins on the job.
When you suffer a work related injury, the key test to determine if Arizona workers’ compensation will cover your injury is whether or not the injury is work related. This doesn’t mean it had to have occurred at the spot where you go to work every day; if you were in the field, or on a required work related errand, for example, your work injury can still be covered. Commuting injuries and injuries incurred when attending voluntary events are, however, not typically covered under workers’ comp. However, the circumstances of each injury must be reviewed to determine if the claim is potentially compensable or not.
When a claim is covered, workers are entitled to a variety of different benefits including the payment of medical bills and compensation for loss of earnings and permanent disability. Employer negligence is not a prerequisite to obtaining workers’ compensation coverage and employee negligence is not an automatic disqualifying factor.
To determine if your work related injury is covered under Arizona workman’s comp, contact Schiffman Law Office, P.C. at (602) 235-0539 for a free consultation now!