Matthew Craig Fendon’s Answers

Matthew Craig Fendon

Phoenix Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. I have been offered $10,000 for a settlement; what amount should I counter with, since I have returned to work?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Brian Weekley
    2. Matthew Craig Fendon
    3. Robert E Wisniewski
    4. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    There are many factors that go into a settlement. I agree with Mr. Weekley that more information would be needed to answer this question, such as if you returned to work are you earning the same amount as money as you were at the date of injury? If that's the case, the insurance carrier is probably buying you out of your supportive care award for $10k.

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  2. Is it wrong for an Employer to fire you from a job if you disclosed you have a felony and have served time in the interview.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Craig Fendon
    1 lawyer answer

    The first thing you should do is contact the Industrial Commission wage claim division. The statute says you should be paid within 7 days of termination or the next pay period, whichever comes first. Is it discrimination? Depends. What is in your background check? Arizona is an "at will" state which means you can be terminated for any reason at any time for the most part. Race is a protected class, but if the employer has a legitimate business reason for the dismissal (information in your...

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  3. I'm currently receiving CA SDI benefits, soon to expire. I have filed for SSDI benefits. Can I receive SSDI and WC together ?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Matthew Craig Fendon
    2. Steven L Butler
    3. Stephanie O Joy
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically, one can receive up to 80 percent of their highest average monthly wage the 5 years before being deemed disabled. A person can receive both Wc and SSDI benefits simultaneously, but there may be an offset deducted from the SSDI benefit if the two together top the threshold.

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  4. Can my employer force me to pay for 3 1/2 months of medical benefits with two weeks notice while I am on disability?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Brian Weekley
    2. Matthew Craig Fendon
    3. Gilbert Earl Fisher
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) related question. In essence, the FMLA will protect your job for up to 3 months. However, it will maintain your health insurance premiums at the cost you were paying when you were working. It does not curb the cost of the benefit. It's legal for your employer to ask to pay for 4 months of benefits, since you had the health insurance during your disability, and are still required to make the same premiums as pre disability. You posted this in a worker's...

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  5. Is a workers comp attorney willing to help me get my WC case reopened for treatment I need or just in seeking compensation?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Brian Weekley
    2. Alan M Schiffman
    3. John M Connell
    4. Matthew Craig Fendon
    5. Gilbert Earl Fisher
    5 lawyer answers

    Thanks for your question. You would need an updated medical report from preferably a specialist, stating that you have a "new, additional, or previously undiscovered condition" related to your injury. If you can obtain this, it would be evidence to file a petition to reopen with the Industrial Commission of Arizona. We are located in Phoenix but have satellite offices statewide.

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  6. Is workman's comp bi weekly checks taxable

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Brian Weekley
    2. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3. Matthew Craig Fendon
    4. John M Connell
    5. Weston S Montrose
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Brian Weekley, worker's compensation benefits are non taxable.

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  7. Can i get a settlement from workman comp if i no longer work there

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Weekley
    2. Matthew Craig Fendon
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. George Ellis Corson IV
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer is yes. However, it's a complex question because depending on your injury, you have either a scheduled or unscheduled disability. If it's unscheduled, it's based on your loss of earning capacity. Let me know if you have any other questions, or if you'd like a more in-depth answer. Be well.

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  8. Is they're anything I can do? I am on workmans comp. insurence due to being hurt on the job.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Craig Fendon
    2. Russell Greer Keener
    3. George Ellis Corson IV
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the last answer - you need to get a lawyer if you don't have one already. The insurance carrier will protect their interest and their interest only. Feel free to call our office on Monday morning and we will get you scheduled with one of our attorneys. 602-256-2000

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  9. I was hurt after I gave my two weeks notice. I'm in Phoenix, AZ. Is employer responsible for workers comp until i find a job?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Craig Fendon
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    2 lawyer answers

    Probably, but you would need to file a "request to leave the state" with the Arizona Industrial Commission to get your out of state bills covered, and keep any compensation you may be entitled to in effect. You may also want to file a "request to change doctors" once you find a doctor in your new locale. The Commission's number is 602-542-4661.

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  10. I HAD AN ACCIDENT AT WORK AND THEY DONT WANT TO PAY ME THE DAYS I WAS OUT OF WORK BY DOCTORS RECOMENDATION WHAT CAN I DO?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Craig Fendon
    1 lawyer answer

    Thanks for your question. Did you file a worker's comp claim? Was it accepted by the insurance carrier? If the answer to both of these questions is "yes," then you would be eligible for indemnity compensation (aka temporary disability) once you have missed 7 days of work per a physician (i.e., you are eligible for comp on the 8th day). If you have not filed a worker's comp claim yet, I would do so right away (contact the Industrial Commission -- 602-542-4661). If you did file a claim, and it...

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