Flagstaff Workplace Accident Attorneys
Standing Up for the Rights of Arizona Workers
Have you been injured on the job? Evans Garrey is a boutique law firm in Flagstaff dedicated to helping injured workers receive fair compensation after a work accident. Whether you need to file a workers’ compensation claim and/or file a claim against a third party who caused your injuries, experienced attorneys Erin Evans and Reid Garrey are prepared to fight for you. We are a compassionate, personable, and dedicated team committed to helping wrongfully injured workers get the compensation they deserve. We are also available to assist with wrongful death claims in the tragic event you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident.
Understanding Your Right to Compensation
If you are injured in a workplace accident, you may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim, regardless of whether or not your employer was at fault. Workers’ compensation covers benefits such as medical bills, temporary and permanent disability, and death benefits. However, filing a workers’ compensation claim is not the same as a civil case. Workers’ compensation does not cover damages, including things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other non-economic damages.
If you were injured at work or while conducting duties under the scope of your employment and the at-fault party is not your employer or a co-worker, you may be able to file a third-party claim for:
- All medical expenses, including the cost of emergency treatment and ongoing care
- Lost income and/or wages, including future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of life enjoyment, and inconvenience
- Disfigurement, as well as temporary and permanent disability
- Property damage if any of your own property was damaged in the accident
Essentially, third-party claims allow you to take legal action against negligent parties other than your employer. It is possible to pursue a third-party claim against a coworker if the coworker acted in a way that is willfully or grossly negligent, for example, if the coworker committed assault.
Standing up to Employers & Insurance Companies
You don’t have to fight your employer and the insurance company alone. Our workplace accident lawyers in Flagstaff can fight for you. We are familiar with the tactics used to attempt to reduce or deny workers’ compensation claims, and we are prepared to fight the insurance company on your behalf to help you recover compensation for your work-related injury or illness.
What to Do After a Work Injury
If you have recently suffered from a work injury, you must act quickly in order to initiate your claim on time and collect the necessary evidence and documentation. There is a one-year statute of limitations on all Arizona workers' compensation claims, but the sooner you start the better.
First, notify a supervisor as soon as possible following the injury. Contact them in writing and provide the following details:
- When and where the accident occurred
- How the accident occurred
- What symptoms you are experiencing
Your supervisor will then provide you with the next steps necessary to initiate a claim, including any paperwork you will need to fill out. If your workplace does not have a workers’ compensation claims procedure in place, you can contact a lawyer and/or the Industrial Commission of Arizona for assistance.
Next, seek medical attention if you haven’t already. Not only will a medical examination help with your recovery, but your medical records will also act as important evidence. Ask your doctor to report the status of your injury and any work limitations to both the insurance carrier and your employer as soon as possible.
We understand this can be a lot to deal with after suffering an injury, especially if you have been hospitalized or are confined to your home while you recover. Our legal team believes that wrongfully injured workers shouldn’t be forced to take on so much responsibility while still in recovery and are happy to assist you with the claims process from the start to make the experience as easy on you as possible.
Contact Us Now for the Legal Counsel You Deserve
We are happy to provide legal advice regarding work accidents free of charge. During the initial consultation, our team will help you determine whether you could benefit from legal action and what steps to take to protect your workers’ compensation and/or third-party claim.
Winning the Right Way
We've been on both sides of this fight, and we know how to win for you - with excellence, not aggression.
We'll be by your side at every step, providing regular updates so you're never in the dark.
Serving all of Arizona
Our experienced team serves all of Arizona with offices in both Phoenix and Flagstaff.
We're A Safe Place
We understand that in this difficult time, injuries can be hard to discuss; we are here to help.
We care deeply about each client and will treat you with the respect you deserve.