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Matthew Craig Fendon

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  • I got hurt at my part time job would workman's comp pay both my full time wages and my part time wages or my part time wages

    Firefighter/EMT full time job. EMT part time

    Matthew’s Answer

    Sorry about your injury. Yes, both of your jobs' wages should be included in the average monthly wage calculation. Please make sure the insurance adjuster knows about both jobs and their wages.

    Typically, the insurance adjuster will make a recommendation to the industrial commission on what your wage should be. A notice of average monthly wage will then be issued by the industrial commission which you will have 90 days to appeal if you disagree with what it is set at. Be well!

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  • Can i reopen a work comp claim?

    i had oil squirted in my eyes from a faulty lift at work. I saw a work comp dr ,he gave me drops and back to work the next day. This was less then or mabe month ago. I am now having vision problems(never have before) Can I reopen the case..I hav...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Thank you for your inquiry. If the injury happened within the last month, you wouldn't need to reopen the case. You need to call the industrial commission of Arizona and confirm that the claim was filed; if the claim was accepted, pick out a doctor you'd like to see and file a request to change doctors with the industrial commission. Also, it is wrongful to terminate an employee based on their filing a worker's compensation claim. You may want to seek a consultation with an employment lawyer as well.

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  • Can i sue for medication not authorized in a timely matter. 3 days nothing for pain 4 two different surgerys? hurt on job

    none my presciptions have been authorized on time longest ive waited is 11 days, called , emails and in still no help. have experinced so much pain that i thought i was going crazy just wanted die. please tell me that this isnt right to treat peo...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Thanks for your question. I am sorry you are so upset by the actions of Sedgwick. Something as easy as obtaining a prescription should not be this difficult. Fortunately, there are worker's compensation attorneys here in Arizona that are here for folks like you. I highly recommend consulting with one of us at your convenience. I also agree that Injured Worker's Pharmacy (IWP) is a fantastic service that eliminates these types of issues. Be well. I'm sorry you are in so much pain.

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  • Workmans Comp in Tucson

    I was injured while working Security in January 2015 I have since left that company the issue is my right arm is going out and the Ortho May take me off work The insurance company Travelers has been paying all the medical but now I am concerned...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Thanks for your post. Sorry about your injury. If your physician has taken you off work, you most likely will be entitled to temporary total disability benefits from Travelers. This amounts to 66.6% of your average monthly wage at the time of the injury. There are multiple reputable worker's compensation firms on Avvo that have Tucson offices. We are one of them, but do you research and figure out which law firm would suits you best. Be well.

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  • Do I need a workers comp lawyer?

    In Arizona. My 16 yr old son fell at work the day he was let go. He was asked to finish shift and was still on the clock at the time of the fall. The exact details are. It was closing time and he was cleaning lobby. He forgot merchandise and ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Sorry about your son. I recommend promptly filing a worker's report of injury at the Industrial Commission of Arizona -- 602-542-4661, and seeking legal counsel if the injury is serious. Be well.

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  • What type of lawyer do I need to help

    I work for a company and got injured off of work to find out that I had no insurance in which that they were taking it out of my check then I almost lost my finger so to no insurance second I lost my after returning to work on top of having high h...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Thanks for the inquiry. I agree with all of these other recommendations. You should definitely consult with a worker's compensation lawyer. A company cannot deduct worker's compensation premiums from an employee's check. If they do not have worker's compensation insurance, you may be eligible for benefits via the Special Fund Division of the Industrial Commission of Arizona. Be well.

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  • Should I get a separate lawyer to help me reopen my worker's compensation claim?

    I have already retained a lawyer and is supposed to help me with a third party injury claim and to help me reopen a workers compensation claim that was closed after an IME doctor stated that I no longer need treatment. I have been getting so much...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Thanks for your inquiry. You may actually need two lawyers on your case - your personal injury lawyer and a worker's compensation attorney. That frequently occurs when a third party is responsible for your injuries. Most personal injury attorneys do not handle litigation at the Industrial Commission for worker's compensation cases. I believe it would be in your best interest to consult a worker's compensation firm. Be well.

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  • Do you guys deal with work related issues?

    I have a work related issue going on. I work for Tucson Unified School District and am being falsely accused of hurt a child in my class and the principal says that after I write a letter stating my view of what happened she is going to decide by ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Thanks for your question. I need clarification on your scenario. Were you hurt in this case or was the child hurt? It sounds like the child was hurt. If the child was hurt, this is most likely not a worker's compensation issue. You may want to seek the advice of a criminal defense attorney. If you were hurt, you may have a worker's compensation claim. Please provide further information. Be well.

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  • Scared and not sure what to do about workman's comp in Arizona

    I am a care provider for a little girl with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair at her home, I have worked with her for over a year. I work for an agency. Yesterday I tripped and fell at her house on a metal computer stand causing me to be taken by amb...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I'm sorry you are fearful and hurting. It's good you notified your employer right away. You should also file a claim with the Industrial Commission of Arizona immediately -- 602-542-4661. It is common for the insurance carrier of the employer to take a statement. If you provide a limited statement in writing to your employer, that would probably be wise as well, but you may want to have a consultation with a lawyer first. There may also be a personal injury case against the owner of the home. Please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Be well.

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  • Work injury award given to me from the industrial commission and now the work comp insurance company wants to take it away.

    I had examines done to me for the work comp ins company. The results say there are to many self limiting & inconsistent behavior heavily influenced test results. Their I.M.E., Dr. stated in every sentence, In my opinion, to a reasonable degree of ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Thanks for your question. This sounds like a prototypical scenario we deal with in our practice on a daily basis. The insurance carrier's doctor disagrees with your doctor. I highly recommend that you contact a firm that dedicates its practice to worker's compensation cases. We would be happy to help you with your issue. Be well.

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