Worker’s Compensation Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona
The worker’s compensation lawyers at the Schmidt Law Group in Arizona may be able to assist you if your worker’s compensation claim has been denied or if your employer tells you that you do not qualify for worker’s compensation. Most workers are covered under worker’s compensation in Arizona. Worker’s compensation in Arizona can cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs of a work-related injury. Worker’s compensation in Arizona is “no fault” meaning that it doesn’t matter whether the worker or the employer was at fault for the injury; worker’s compensation insurance pays.
However, sometimes issues can arise with worker’s compensation claims. Sometimes worker’s compensation insurance denies a claim for various reasons. Other times, employers might claim that an employee isn’t required to be covered under worker’s compensation. If you find yourself in this situation and believe that you deserve coverage, consider reaching out to the worker’s compensation lawyers at the Schmidt Law Group. Our worker’s compensation attorneys can review your terms of employment, help you understand whether you are entitled to be covered by worker’s compensation or not, and assist you with the appeal of a denied claim. You may only have a limited amount of time to file a worker’s compensation claim and a limited amount of time to appeal a denied claim. Reach out to the Schmidt Law Group, a worker’s compensation law firm today to learn more.
Who Isn’t Covered by Worker’s Compensation in Arizona?
Some individuals are not covered under worker’s compensation. For example, if you are an independent contractor or if you are not a regular, or part-time employee, you may be exempt from worker’s compensation coverage. Issues can arise when an employee is considered an independent contractor by the employer, but the employee believes he or she is employed on the job. These issues can be complex and may require an employment determination. If you have been injured on the job as an independent contractor, you may have other rights, though. For example, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against your employer for other claims, including premises liability or negligence. If you are an independent contractor and are being told you don’t qualify for worker’s compensation, but you were injured on the job, consider reaching out to the worker’s compensation attorneys in Arizona at the Schmidt Law Group today to learn more about your other options and rights under the law.
What Are My Rights if my Worker’s Compensation Claim is Denied in Arizona
There are several reasons why a worker’s compensation claim might get denied in Arizona. Common reasons include failing to make a claim within the specified timeframe, or your employer’s failure to make a claim within the specified timeframe for making a claim. It is important that you report your accident to your employer as soon as possible. If your employer fails to file a claim right away, you may want to speak to someone who can help you, like a worker’s compensation lawyer in Arizona.
Claims can also get denied if the employer claims that a person was under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the job. This is one reason why worker’s compensation insurance might deny a claim. Another reason is when the employer or insurance company claims that the injury didn’t happen on the job. If your job involves travel time, sometimes an employer might claim that an injury that occurred during travel isn’t covered. If this describes your denied claim, you may want to speak to the worker’s compensation lawyers at the Schmidt Law Group in Arizona today.
Another reason why claims get denied is when the insurance adjuster claims that the injury is the result of a pre-existing condition. When it comes to injuries like back pain, this is where a worker’s compensation claim can indeed become complex. It is important to show that your pain worsened or was occasioned by the accident that took place on the job. Getting your documentation and medical records organized is important.
If your worker’s compensation claim has been denied in Arizona, you may have the right to appeal the denied claim. The Schmidt Law Group is a worker’s compensation law firm in Arizona that works with individuals who are having difficulty with their worker’s compensation claims. We are here to help. We can walk you through the appeals process and assist you every step of the way.
Contact a Worker’s Compensation Lawyer in Arizona Today
The Schmidt Law Group is a worker’s compensation law firm in Arizona that works with individuals who have been hurt on the job. We are here to help you. If you have been hurt or injured at work, call our offices today to speak with our lawyers about a workers compensation claim. You may only have a limited amount of time to dispute a denied claim or pursue alternatives related to a denied worker’s compensation claim. Talk to the Schmidt Law Group, a worker’s compensation law firm today.
Attorney Eric W. Schmidt is a seasoned litigator who has dedicated over 15 years to practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury law and insurance claims. Eric has helped many injured victims and families who have been injured by the negligence or wrongful acts of others.
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