Under Arizona & New Mexico workers’ compensation laws, an employer is required to carry workers compensation insurance based on a minimum number of employees. These state laws are designed and enacted to ensure that workers who have been hurt, disabled or die from a work related injury receive monetary compensation to help cover medical expenses, health care treatments and possibly lost wages.
Sometimes, workers’ comp insurance is not as reliable as it should or could be, and that is when you need to contact a workers compensation attorney in Arizona who is experienced and knowledgeable about the workers’ comp laws, which are currently a part of Arizona and New Mexico state law.
Get Help with Workplace Injuries!
Your window of opportunity to notify your employer of any workplace injuries is limited! You only have seven days to notify your employer about your injury in Arizona and 15 days in New Mexico. If you fail to report your work related injury within the required time frame, your claim may not be accepted by workers’ comp. A workers’ compensation attorney may not be able to help with your claim if the injury was not reported or not properly documented.
After notifying your employer, make sure that you get a copy of your written accident report to keep for your personal records. Doing so can help just in case your Workers Comp claim is ever refuted. A workers’ compensation attorney can use your accident report and any other paperwork that lists your injuries for a current or future claim too.
It is also important that you seek immediate medical attention after your injury and keep a copy of all records for your files. You will want to make sure that your doctor’s report lists all body parts that are injured, the extent of the injury and any time off needed for recovery. This information will be a good point of reference for your workers compensation attorney to establish the severity of your injury and to prove the injury was the result of something that occurred at work. It can also be used as supportive evidence when filing your Workers Comp claim.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney to File a Claim.
As an employee that has suffered from a work related injury, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim, without any negative retaliation from your employer. Some employers may not cooperate with the Workers Comp process. If this occurs, it is good to have an experienced Arizona or New Mexico Workers Compensation attorney fighting to get you the compensation you deserve.
The laws associated with workers compensation are very complex. This can make filing the paperwork on your own a time consuming and confusing task. A New Mexico or Arizona workers’ compensation attorney at Lerner and Rowe can help make sure that your workplace injury claim is in order and filed properly. This will expedite the process and save you from the frustration of dealing with ever changing state workers’ compensation laws.
Injured at Work? Get a Free Consultation!
The workers compensation attorneys at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys are experienced at handling New Mexico and Arizona workers comp claims. We are here to help with your initial workers’ compensation claim or to file an appeal if your previous claim has been denied.
If you have been injured at work and are attempting to file a workers’ comp claim, a Lerner and Rowe workers’ compensation attorney will review your case for free. Just fill out the free case evaluation form online or contact us at 844-977-1900 to meet with a workers’ compensation attorney today.