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It is the unfortunate truth that workplace accidents can occur on virtually any jobsite. These accidents may also cause the victim to suffer substantial physical and emotional turmoil. If you were inured in a workplace accident, you may need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Zinda Law Group, our Arizona workplace accident lawyers are here for you through this difficult time.
After being injured in a workplace accident, you should contact an experienced Arizona personal injury attorney at Zinda Law Group today. Our knowledgeable team can help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available in your case and answer any questions you may have. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for your 100% free initial consultation. We are available 24/7, and you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your workplace accident case.
Is there a workplace injury lawyer near me in Arizona?
The last thing you should have to worry about after a workplace accident is finding an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you receive compensation for your various injuries. That is why Zinda Law Group attorney have offices across the state of Arizona, including in Tucson and Phoenix.
Our attorneys are here to help, no matter where you are located. In addition to our Arizona offices, we also have teams across the country, including in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Following your workplace accident, contact one of our team members near you. We have ample experience in workplace injury cases, and we are available to speak with you today.
How do workplace injuries occur in Arizona?
Injuries can happen in any kind of workplace, no matter if you are in a downtown office, on a ship in the middle of the ocean, or anywhere in between. These accidents may occur due to the negligence of another person or entity, the intentional actions of another person or entity, or from the nature of the job being done. Examples of how these injuries can occur include, but are not limited to:
- Being crushed or struck by equipment
- Being crushed due to collapsing structures
- Being hit by debris
- Falls from great heights
- Repetitive motions
- Exposure to air and water pressure change
- Exposure to electrocution
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Slipping or tripping on hazards
- Assaults at work
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Overexertion and fatigue
As you can see, there are a variety of ways in which a workplace accident may occur. Depending on the type of accident, you may be facing expensive medical bills. To pursue compensation for these injuries, it is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney at Zinda Law Group as soon as possible.
How to prevent workplace injuries?
As seen above, workplace injuries can be attributed to several different factors. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely avoid workplace injuries in Arizona. There are, however, certain steps employers can take to reduce the likelihood of injuries occurring. These steps include:
- Incorporate an accident prevention and wellness program
- Screen potential employees for physical capabilities for certain positions
- Continuously educate employees and management on safety measures
- Research common accidents and safety vulnerabilities for your specific field
- Provide personal protection equipment and train employees on its proper use
- Maintain adequate staffing levels
- Inspect and maintain all equipment and vehicles
- Maintain proper housekeeping
Although an accident may still occur, following these steps may help to lower the likelihood of workplace injuries in your specific business. If you have been involved in an accident at work, contact a workplace injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group immediately. We can help investigate your case and help you pursue a workplace compensation claim.
Workers’ compensation information for Arizona
Unfortunately, workplace injuries are not always preventable, even if proper precautions are taken. To help employees and businesses recover from workplace accidents, workers’ compensation insurance must be obtained. Workers’ compensation insurance requirements will vary from state to state, so it is important to contact an experienced attorney at Zinda Law Group in your area to discuss the laws specific to your case.
Workers’ compensation in Arizona is regulated by the Industrial Commission of Arizona, which has put forth the responsibilities and requirements of both the employer and the injured worker. These requirements include, in part:
Under Arizona law, all public and private employers must provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees, no matter the number of employees they hire and no matter if the employees are full-time or part-time. Within this general rule, employers must also:
- Post notice of industrial insurance coverage within the workplace
- Not deduct any portion of the workers’ compensation insurance premium from the employee’s wages
- Report the incident to their insurance carrier and the Industrial Commission of Arizona within 10 days after being advised of the accident.
Although there are statutory exceptions to these responsibilities, if you have been injured while working and believe your employer is violating any of these requirements, contact an Arizona personal injury attorney at Zinda Law Group as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Injured Worker Responsibilities
In Arizona, it is the worker’s responsibility to understand all notices and documents that allow for the hearing requests in the event of a workers’ compensation disagreement. It is also the worker’s responsibility to make his or her address known to the Industrial Commission of Arizona and the insurance carrier.
Arizona law further dictates that any illness or injury which is job related is covered by workers’ compensation. It is, however, the injured worker’s responsibility to report the injury to their supervisor or employer as soon as the injury occurred. Reporting this injury as soon as possible is important to avoid any unnecessary delays or denial of benefits.
In addition, when the injured worker receives medical treatment, he or she must advise the medical professional that the injury occurred on the job. The worker should then obtain a Worker’s and Physician’s Report of Injury, which is to be completed and submitted to the Industrial Commission of Arizona.
Next, although the injured worker is not required to obtain an attorney, it is usually a good idea to do so, as workers’ compensation law is often complex and difficult to navigate for individuals with little or no experience in the area. Fortunately, Zinda Law Group attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation law, can help you through every step of the legal process, and can advise you as to your legal rights.
If you have any other questions regarding workers’ compensation in Arizona, call a workplace injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group today. We can help explain your legal rights and help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available in your unique case.
How long do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Arizona?
A worker may be injured in any kind of workplace environment. For instance, an office worker may trip and fall due to a small object negligently left on the ground, whereas a construction worker may be crushed due to dangerous equipment.
No matter the environment, if you have been involved in an accident at work, you may be facing substantial injuries and related damages. To receive compensation for these injuries, you must file a workers’ compensation claim. The time limit in which you must file this claim differs from state to state, so it is important to contact a Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss the relevant laws.
In Arizona, you must file your legal claim within one year from the date of injury or when you actually became aware that your injury is related to employment. It is also your responsibility to make sure that your claim is filed properly and on time. An Arizona personal injury attorney at Zinda Law Group can help you file your case on time and help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available. Contact our team today to discuss the legal time limit in which you must file your claim.
Can I afford an Arizona personal injury attorney?
Before brining any kind of personal injury claim, you may be wondering whether you can afford to hire an attorney in your area. Different attorneys may charge you a variety of upfront fees and costs, which may make pursuing your claim difficult. Other attorneys, however, will only receive payment if they are successful in winning their clients’ cases. Examples of various fees and costs associated with different attorneys include:
Some attorneys may charge potential clients before even discussing their case. When an attorney charges a consultation fee, the potential client will be obligated to pay regardless if the attorney agrees to take the case. Further, the potential client will not be reimbursed if they choose not to hire the attorney. Consultation fees may be based on the attorney’s hourly rate, or they may be discounted to the length of the consultation. Zinda Law Group attorneys do not charge potential clients for their initial consultation.
Many attorneys may also charge you a retainer fee before agreeing to accept your case. These retainer fees act as a guarantee for the attorney’s services but does not guarantee a successful outcome. Additionally, these fees are often expensive and will likely not be refunded if you do not receive any kind of compensation in your specific case. An example may include your lawyer requesting $5,000 before they begin working on your case. After your lawyer has done approximately $5,000 worth of work, she will ask you for another $5,000. If you choose not to refill the retainer, your lawyer will likely cease working on your case altogether. Zinda Law Group attorneys do not require a retainer fee.
In many circumstances, a lawyer will charge their clients for each hour they work on their case. These hourly rates may depend on the lawyer’s experience level, the difficulty of the specific case, and even the lawyer’s location. For instance, an attorney in a metropolitan area may charge more for the same case when compared with an attorney in a small town. Paying the attorney’s hourly rate can be quite costly, especially in complicated cases that are time-intensive. Zinda Law Group attorneys do not charge our clients an hourly rate.
In a contingency fee agreement, the attorney is only paid if he or she is successful in achieving compensation in their case. This means no upfront or continuing costs for the client;. Instead, the attorney will only receive a portion of the ultimate award provided to the client. Put in other words, the client’s obligation to pay the attorney is contingent upon a successful outcome in the case.
Zinda Law Group attorneys believe no one should have to worry about being able to afford a high-quality lawyer on top of their already expensive medical bills, property damage, and other costs related to their accident. For this reason, our team only works on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today to discuss our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
Contact an Arizona personal injury lawyer at zinda law group as soon as you can to discuss your case
If you have been hurt by debris, crushed a limb in a piece of equipment, or have otherwise been harmed while at the workplace, you may be suffering from substantial physical injuries. These injuries will likely require expensive medical treatment and even ongoing therapy. To receive compensation for these injuries, you may need to file a workplace injury claim.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is important to contact an experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group as soon as you can. Our team has offices across the state of Arizona and has experience in helping our clients pursue the maximum amount of compensation available for their physical injuries, mental anguish, and more. Contact an Arizona personal injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to discuss your potential case. Your initial consultation is 100% free and, as always, you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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