A workplace injury can result in serious consequences. For example, you may struggle with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Read on to learn more about workers’ compensation benefits in Arizona.
Who is Eligible to Recieve Workers’ Compensation?
Arizona law states that employers are responsible for providing all full-time and part-time workers with workers’ compensation insurance. Unfortunately, there are certain employees who do not qualify for workers’ compensation insurance. This may include 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 Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Arizona?
If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering what benefits workers’ compensation can provide. To start, employees may recover missed wages for the time they needed to recover and they may receive compensation for illnesses contracted due to unhealthy/unsafe working conditions. Additionally, 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 do I Have to File a Claim?
In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to take legal action in time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. 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 as soon as possible. Waiting too long to report your accident can lead to repercussions when it comes to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.
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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.