At the Messer Law Group, we have over 20 years of experience and compassion, in helping the injured worker to obtain the rights and benefits that they deserve. Employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance that covers the medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses when the employee is injured on the job. Workers’ compensation insurance can also help workers with rehabilitation.

This is a no-fault system where an injured employee has an entitlement to receive benefits in case an industrial injury occurs, it doesn’t matter who caused the job-related accident. In some cases, even a job-related illness entitles the injured worker to receive medical benefits, if certain eligibility requirements are met.

It is important for an employee, with an industrial injury/on-the-job injury to consult with someone at the Messer Law Group, as we are Arizona Workers Compensation Lawyers. We will devote an extensive amount of time, energy and resources to help you to understand your particular legal issues, and help you receive the medical benefits and compensation you deserve.


Workers’ Compensation Process

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that helps employees to seek compensation in the event they’re unable to work totally or partially. Workers’ compensation also helps to protect employers and affords them the ability to pay their employees in case there is an injury. If a person has been injured at work, they can generally expect the process for filing a claim to go as follows:

Employee Should Notify Their Employer.

Employees should notify their employers, in writing, of any incidents as quickly as possible. Even if an employee notifies their employer informally, it is best to follow up with a form detailing the date and the location where the injury occurred. Failure to notify an employer can result in the inability to file a claim, or delay having your claim deemed as accepted.

Seek Medical Treatment: In most cases the employee can choose where they seek medical treatment.

However, the employees need to immediately get medical treatment. If it’s an emergency, the employee can go to a hospital’s emergency room; otherwise, your employer will usually send you to an urgent care facility, of their choosing, for the initial treatment. If an employee waits too long to seek medical treatment after the injury, it may be argued that the injury was due to other factors, and it may impede the workers’ compensation process or approval.

Official Claim Form.

Once an employee seeks medical treatment, a medical report and other information regarding the injury and general health will be recorded. At this initial treatment, the medical facility will normally fill out a claim form; a copy of which is given to you, and sent to the Industrial Commission of Arizona and your employer; and is usually sufficient for the purposes of filing a claim. It is the responsibility of the employee/injured worker to file the industrial claim; therefore, if the above does not happen, please click of the link below, and it will take you to the Industrial Commission of Arizona’s website, where you can file your own claim.


Speak To An Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney TODAY.

This information is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. It is imperative to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer, who can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact the Messer Law Group to discuss your specific legal situation.

If you have questions on any aspect of the Social Security Disability process, do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We offer free consultations for all Social Security or Workers’ Compensation cases.
Call: (602) 527-5808 or use the Contact Form.

Most Common Types of
Workers’ Compensation Injuries:

– Back, Neck Injuries (bulging or herniated disks)
– Knee Injuries
– Shoulder Injuries
– Aggravations of Pre-existing Conditions
– Foot & Ankle Injuries
– Head & Brain Injuries
– Repetitive Motion Injuries

Settlements of Workers’ Compensation Cases

Many times, it is in the interest of both the injured worker and the insurance carrier to settle either part or all of a claim. All settlements must involve a bona fide dispute between the parties and must be approved by a Judge of the Industrial Commission of Arizona. There are numerous factors which determine what a claim is worth, and because insurance companies are for-profit businesses trying to pay as little as possible, it is always a good idea to consult an attorney prior to settling a claim.

Compensation Settlements:

These settlements of a claim are done prior to the claim being accepted, and are called “compensability settlements.”

A Compromise & Settlement:

Other issues that can be settled include entitlement to temporary compensation, supportive care, and Loss of Earning Capacity.
Full & Final
These are settlement of accepted claims, and the settlement is for ALL FUTURE MEDICAL AND COMPENSATION BENEFITS. This type of settlement is very complex and should never be attempted without the help of an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney.

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