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AZ Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Former Officer’s Ptsd Claim

(March 3, 2021 – Phoenix, Ariz.) An Arizona Supreme Court ruling yesterday sets an important legal precedent for all first responders with PTSD across the state. The court determined that in regard to first responders and PTSD claims, the court needs to focus on specific events, instead of duties or training associated with the first …

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Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp Claims

If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, you may be wondering how you’ll be compensated for your injuries, lost wages from time off work, and other accident-related losses. Usually, that means filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, there are some cases where a personal injury claim may also be appropriate for a work …

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Can I Quit My Job While on Workers’ Comp? – Arizona

There are many reasons you might consider quitting your job while receiving workers’ compensation benefits. It could be because you don’t feel safe doing your old job anymore or because you fear retaliation at work. Before you make any big decisions, it’s important to understand how quitting your job could affect your Arizona workers’ compensation …

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Study Says Roofers Take More Risks with Fall Protection in Place

There are numerous protocols in place to help protect construction workers from sustaining an injury on the job. There are specific safety measures that need to be taken while workers are on ladders, scaffolding, and other elevated areas, such as roofs. Despite these precautions, construction workers still have the highest rate of occupational injuries in …

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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for PTSD?

When it comes to providing workers’ compensation benefits for a job injury in Arizona, employers and their insurers tend to focus on physical injuries that are easy to see and diagnose. But for employees with mental injuries like post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), the path to benefits can be filled with obstacles. That’s because Arizona law …

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Why Do Workers’ Compensation Claims Take So Long?

When an Arizona employee gets hurt on the job, they can usually file for workers’ compensation benefits to cover the financial losses related to their injuries, such as medical expenses and lost earnings. While these benefits should be paid promptly to prevent workers from facing undue financial hardships, sometimes legitimate claims get caught up in …

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How Is My Workers’ Compensation Claim Calculated?

Arizona law allows employees who suffer work injuries or occupational illnesses to negotiate a settlement when claiming workers’ compensation benefits. Maximizing the amount of your workers’ comp settlement is essential to ensure you do not suffer financially while you recuperate. For that reason, you need to understand what considerations go into calculating workers’ comp settlements …

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Do You Get Unemployment If You Refuse The Covid-19 Vaccine?

After vaccines for COVID-19 became available, many employers mandated their employees to get vaccinated or face termination. That has led to difficult decisions for workers who oppose the vaccine and face the prospect of losing their jobs. But can they seek unemployment if they’re fired and need financial help? At Matt Fendon Law Group, our …

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Can I Retire While on Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation benefits are a crucial financial lifeline for many people who suffer on-the-job injuries. But unfortunately, they only go so far. If you are nearing retirement age or your injuries left you unable to work permanently, you may be wondering if you can claim retirement benefits while still collecting workers’ compensation. There’s no easy …

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