Workers’ compensation laws are complex and can be difficult to understand. That is why there are several misconceptions about workers’ comp, claim denials and more.

Here is the truth about the common misconceptions about workers’ compensation.

Myth – You aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation if the accident was your fault.

Truth – You can claim workers’ compensation benefits whether you were at fault for the accident or not. But you may be denied workers’ comp benefits if you were intoxicated wen the injury or accident occurred, or if the accident involved roughhousing or pranks.

Myth – You aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation if your injury is a result of a traffic accident.

Truth – If your accident occurred when you were on company business or while going to an off-site work-related activity, you may qualify for workers’ compensation.

Myth – Part-time workers aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Truth – Regardless of whether you are a full time worker or a part time worker, you can claim workers’ compensation if –

  • if you are receiving a wage or salary and have taxes deducted from your salary
  • your employer has workers’ compensation insurance

To learn more or to consult experienced Phoenix AZ workers compensation doctors, call Arizona Injury Medical Associates at (480) 347-0941. With experienced practitioners and friendly staff, who are experts in Phoenix AZ workers compensation and personal injury, you will be in good hands.

Arizona Injury Medical Associates’ top Phoenix AZ workers compensation physician Dr. Adarmes has been in private practice since 2001 treating a number of physiatry and internal medicine conditions. He is passionate about patient care and honing in on a diagnosis for an appropriate treatment plan.