If you work for a company in Arizona, then they are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. In Arizona, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is the state agency that coordinates, regulates, and mediates all aspects of workers’ compensation. If you have a claim due to illness or injury, it’s important that you file the proper paperwork in a timely manner. You do have up to one year to do so from the date of your injury.
Injuries and illnesses related to work might be classified in different ways. In terms of recognizing a specific condition related to work, there are those injuries or illnesses that occur and are recognized immediately when an event occurs, such as when one slips or falls at work, and there are those that develop over a long period of time, such a certain illnesses or conditions that related to exposure to elements or repeated activities.
Thus, there are times when it’s evident that you need to file a claim, such as when a work-related accident occurs that results in immediate injury, and other times when a condition develops over a length of time and eventually results in a health issues, such as when you’re exposed to a chemical agent. Whatever the case may be it’s important to file a claim as soon as you are aware of a work-related illness or injury.
The list of accidents and situations causing injuries and illness offered is not exhaustive. However, this list will give you a good idea of the types of situations that often lead to workers’ compensation claims being filed and reviewed.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident or have any questions concerning your claim, it’s a good idea to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. A qualified, experienced, and knowledge worker’s comp lawyer will be able to answer your questions, help you with your claim, and resolve any issues or concerns you may have. For a free consultation regarding your claim, please contact Montrose & Chua, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, by calling 602-346-9009.
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