The basic workers’ compensation rules cover Arizona employees. However, in some cases, the injured or sick employee may need the help of a work injury lawyer, who has experience working work-related injury cases.
It is also important to know that Arizona law covers work injuries under “no-fault” provisions. What does this mean? “No-fault” provision means that in most cases, while the employee is eligible for workers’ comp benefits, they cannot sue the employer.
Some common workplace injuries include –
• Slip and fall accidents – An employee may have a slip-and-fall accident at work if someone fails to post signage indicating that the floor is wet or hazardous. In these cases, the slip and fall may have been caused by negligence of the person who spilled something or because the employer failed to provide the right signage warning of the hazard.
• Chemical burns – If the job requires handling chemicals or working around them, employees must be trained in their proper use, handling and storage. If employees are not properly trained, the employer may be considered to be negligent in their duties. Regardless of whether you suffered chemical burns, lost vision due to the splashing chemicals, or something else, you can consult with a work injury attorney to determine their rights.
• Amputation injuries – It is not uncommon for equipment failures to occur. Such accidents may result in the loss of a body part, a finger or arm, for example.
In these cases, the equipment may have been defective, and the employee may have the right to sue the equipment manufacturer. Arizona law allows specific measures for defective product suits, if the equipment was used as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Without the help and guidance of a work injury lawyer, you alone may not be able to determine whether you have a suit.
• Workplace violence injuries – The employers also have an obligation to provide a safe work environment. This includes making sure the employees are safe from attacks from other employees and from visitors. If an employee becomes injured due to an attack by another employee or visitor, the employer may be held liable for any injuries sustained.
Workers’ compensation law can be complex to understand and navigate. At a time when you are already affected by the injury, undergoing treatment and trying to get what you deserve, it may not be a good idea to be alone. Your workers’’ comp attorneys can help you understand what you deserve as per law and use their expertise and experience to make sure you get the benefits you are eligible for.
To learn more about Arizona workers’ compensation laws, consult the best workers’ compensation attorneys in Phoenix, AZ, call Arizona Injury Law Group at 602-346-9009 right away.