Workers’ compensation insurance is critical to all those who’ve sustained wrongful injuries on the job. While many people can go their whole lives without ever sustaining a work-related injury, there are many people who are not so fortunate. For these people workers’ compensation insurance is a way for them to recover certain financial benefits to assist them as they heal from their work-related injuries or illnesses. Please continue reading and speak with AllianceMeds to learn more about workers’ compensation law in the state of Arizona. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Who can receive workers’ compensation in Arizona?
Arizona law states that employers are responsible for providing all full-time and part-time workers with workers’ compensation insurance. However, unfortunately, there are certain employees who do not qualify for workers’ compensation insurance, including domestic employees that work in private homes, “casual employees,” whose work is not generally considered a part of the daily operation of a business, and independent contractors.
What is covered under Arizona’s workers’ compensation laws?
When someone is injured in an accident on the job, they frequently wonder what specific injuries and ailments are covered under Arizona’s workers’ compensation laws. To start, employees may recover missed wages for the time they needed to recover, they may receive compensation for illnesses contracted due to unhealthy/unsafe working conditions, they may obtain disability benefits, compensation for repetitive injuries, and compensation for ongoing care for severe injuries, such as when an injury requires multiple surgeries. Finally, employees in Arizona may also obtain compensation for funeral costs and death benefits if the employee died in a work-related accident.
How long will I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Arizona?
As you know, each state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to filing workers’ compensation claims. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims is one year, which means that you must file your claim within one year of the date of the accident or injury. That being said, you should notify your employer or supervisor that the injury has occurred either the day it happened or the very following day. The sooner, the better.
If you have become the victim of an on the job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out of pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.