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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Troubled In Arizona

    I hope someone can help me. I am a truck driver and I live in Arizona and I was injured in Arizona but my company is based out of Wisconsin and I have been told by my company that the Workers Compensation is based out of Wisconsin.. I talked to an attorney in Wisconsin and was told that because I was injured in Arizona that the claim goes under Arizona law. My company is self insured and they are investigating my case and it has now been a month I am not receiving help from anyone including my doctors. I have to have surgery next week and was told I may have to come up with money at time of surgery or they wont do the surgery. Not sure what to do. Please help if anyone has any ideas. Not even sure where to go to an attorney.

    Getting very depressed and frustrated.
    Thanks
    troubled in arizona

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    Default Re: Troubled In Arizona

    For an attorney contact your state bar association and request a referral for a Workmans Comp attorney...The Wisconsin lawyer is correct...The state in which you were injured is the state you file the claim...Good luck and Merry Christmas...

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    Default Re: Troubled In Arizona

    you need to file for a hearing before the Arizona Industrial commission.
    here's info from their website
    http://www.ica.state.az.us/faqs/alj/...s_English.html

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    Red face Re: Troubled In Arizona

    thank you for your quick responses. I really appreciate the help.. This has been a real battle going nowhere. Thanks once again and hope everyone has a great holiday....

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    Question Re: Troubled In Arizona

    Ok I was just turned down for work comp in Arizona. They said that I was denied because I was hired from Wisconsin and I get paid from Wisconsin then it goes through Wisconsin. I am still not getting an answer from my work and it has been over a month now. And I really have a feeling I am going to get denied from work. I am really at a loss here on what to do. I really can't get anyone on my side here. Any suggestions would be helpful.
    Thank You
    Troubled in Az.

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    Default Re: Troubled In Arizona

    Did you talk to a w/c lawyer??? Were you hired in Arizona or Wisconsin??? I think that is the crucial question that needs to be answered...I'd be locating an attorney quickly if I were you...

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    Default Re: Troubled In Arizona

    I agree with Splicer, get thee to an attorney and do it ASAP. Go to both the AZ state bar and WS state bar web pages and find the names and numbers of several board certified WC specialists. Call those attorneys and ASK them where it should be filed. Who denied your claim anyway the IC, employer, or the AZ WC commission? I would be surprised if it was the commission as you most certainly should be filing under AZ state WC. It does NOT matter where you live, where your company is located, nor where you were hired but where the injury took place. If that was within the boarders of AZ then that is where you SHOULD be filing the claim. Call the AZ WC commission and ask them. I will be very surprised if they say otherwise. As a truck driver I go out of state all the time and rule of thumb is the employee gets to choose if the injury takes place away from your domicile. What would they be saying if the injury occurred say in Kentucky or some other state? You need to find an attorney to represent your interests and the sooner you do this the better off you will be. It will cost you exactly NO out of pocket or up front money. All payments for the attorney's fees are taken from your benefits from WC.

    As for paying for any kind of treatment out of your pocket unless it is something that is threatening your life or limbs I would advise against it. That is of course unless you are so flush with cash that you can afford to pay it up front and never expect to get it reimbursed. If that were the case I seriously doubt that you would be on here in the first place.

    Good luck to you,

    Steel
    "He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client"
    Abraham Lincoln


    Take Care and Be Well.

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    Default Re: Troubled In Arizona

    you can appeal the decision of the Arizona work comp board.
    http://www.ica.state.az.us/faqs/alj/...s_English.html

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    Default Re: Troubled In Arizona

    I want to thank you all for your advise. I have never had to deal with anything like this before. I will be in contact with a lawyer this week. It is nice to have someone to talk to about this and get advise from. No one seems to care what happens to the injured person. It really stinks. Thanks again to all of you.

    Troubled in AZ.

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