Workers' Compensation Blog Posts

Rights of Construction Workers in the Workplace

Construction workers are constantly exposed to dangerous work environments that requires constant monitoring and strong safety regulations to prevent injuries caused by workplace accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) extends… Read More

How to File a Worker’s Compensation Claim in Arizona

Arizona workers who have been injured at work or have developed work-related illnesses have the right to file for worker’s compensation, which can pay for related medical expenses and lost wages. Most employers carry worker’s compensation insurance to… Read More

Understanding Third-Party Workplace Injury Lawsuits

When you get injured at work, you can usually bring a workers’ compensation claim to help pay for medical expenses and lost wages while you recover from your injuries. However, you might not realize that you may be able to pursue a third-party personal… Read More

Dangers of Meatpacking Industry Employment

Although injuries have diminished in the meat and poultry field, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that safety dangers are more insidious than they appear and workers are at great risk of serious injuries. Congressional Democrats requested… Read More

When Can You Collect Unemployment or Workers’ Compensation in AZ?

According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 44 percent of Arizona’s workers are not currently employed. In fact, Arizona ranks in the bottom ten U.S. states for percentage of workers who are gainfully employed. Many… Read More

Construction Fatality at AZ Hospital May Be Wrongful Death

Few industries in the world are as dangerous as the construction industry, as more people are injured and killed in this line of work than in any other profession. Tragically, that reality was once again hammered home when a construction worker was killed… Read More

U.S. Workplace Deaths Increase by Two Percent

In 2014, the total number of workplace deaths increased by two percent, most notably among contracted, self-employed, and aging workers. Preliminary numbers from the federal government put the 2014 total death toll at 4,679, whereas the 2013 death toll… Read More

New Mexico Court of Appeals Rules Workers' Compensation Must Cover Medical Marijuana

States around the country are grappling with changing legislation and social attitudes towards medical marijuana. In New Mexico, the states Court of Appeals added to the national conversation by decided that an injured employee was entitled to reimbursement… Read More

8 Common Workplace Violations

Employment laws can vary from state to state, but knowing what your legal rights are in the workplace can help you determine if your employer is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. From overtime to vacation pay to bonuses, employers are known for… Read More

President Obama Seeks Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay

President Obama has announced that he will be seeking a broad expansion of overtime pay. The president will be ordering the Department of Labor to require that businesses pay more overtime to the millions of workers who clock in more than 40 hours a week. Workers… Read More

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