Notify Your Employer. After you are injured at work, immediately notify your employer as soon as possible.
Get Medical Treatment. Make sure you get your injury assessed by a medical professional and find out what medical treatment your injuries require. Document any procedures and medications you have been prescribed and ask the medical professional to determine whether you can return to full duty work or whether you should limit your activities.
File the Claim. In Arizona, You have one year to file a workers’ compensation claim after sustaining your injury. You can file a claim by filling out one of two forms: the Worker’s and Physician’s Report of Injury or the Worker’s Report of Injury. Both are available online and, in many cases, available from your employer or an occupational health facitility.
Although the process for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits is simple in theory, numerous complications may arise. For example, employers may not have the insurance coverage required by law or the insurance company may scrutinize your claim closely and decide to deny benefits.
Having representation by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist can help ensure this process goes smoothly. At Arizona Injury Law Group, each of our attorneys fight for their client’s rights and work vigorously for appropriate awarded compensation.
If you need help in the claim filing process or are interested in scheduling a consultation with one of our Phoenix workers’ compensation lawyers, please call 602-346-9009.