Workers’ Compensation is a system that enforces payment and other compensation by the employer when an employee is injured on the job. The employer must pay lost wages and payment or insurance to cover medical expenses.
The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) administers Workers’ Compensation in Arizona. Arizona is a no fault system Worker’s Compensation system. No fault means that when an employee is injured on the job, they are entitled to receive benefits for such an injury regardless of whose fault it is. For example, if an employee created a dangerous situation at work and was injured as a result, it wouldn’t matter that the fault was his.
The injured worker can get medical benefits and receive temporary compensation if he meets the eligibility requirements. In certain cases, job retraining and permanent compensation are part of Workers’ Compensation in Arizona.
How to Obtain Worker’s Compensation Insurance in Arizona
When you’re injured at work and seek compensation, here are a few tips to obtain the help you need.
1. A written claim must be filed at the Industrial Commission of Arizona within one year of the injury. Each state has different requirements. Online forms for filing a claim may be found on Industrial Commission of Arizona website.
2. Attend all medical visits and follow directions provided by your Chiropractic and Medical providers. Failure to attend scheduled appointments and failure to follow the directions of your health care providers can be viewed as noncompliance. If it’s determined that you’re noncompliant, the insurance carrier can petition the state labor department to terminate your Arizona Worker’s Compensation benefits.
Work injuries such as slips and falls, forklift accidents, lifting injuries and other health problems caused by dangerous equipment are often the sources of debilitating neck and back pain. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to treat these types of injuries. Among people seeking back pain relief alternatives, most choose Chiropractic treatment. More than 20 million Americans visit Doctors of Chiropractic each year. 35% are suffering from back pain resulting from various causes, including industrial accidents.
We provide Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Physical Medicine treatments to our Arizona Workers’ Compensation patients. When untreated, these problems rarely disappear on their own. When you visit our clinic, you’ll be able to benefit from our treatments as well as gain support for your Arizona Workers’ Compensation injury case.