Glendale Workers’ Compensation Lawyer with Experience
Having a difficult time finding an experienced defense attorney who represents employers who failed to obtain workers’ compensation insurance and are now facing the loss of significant business and personal assets due to a pending workers’ compensation claim? Look no further. Our experience helping thousands of injured workers and dealing with the Industrial Commission of Arizona’s Special Fund gives our Glendale employer clients the upper hand when defending their claims. With the financial stakes so high, it is wise to choose a law firm with extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation law. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience helping a variety of businesses as they face the complexities associated with workers’ compensation defense. We understand the importance of swift, thorough legal service and we are determined to help each of our Glendale clients with their unique concerns in an effort to obtain the best outcome possible.
How Palmer Law Offices Can Help You!
As workers’ compensation attorneys, we meet many small business owners who are surprised to learn that they are out of compliance with Arizona workers’ compensation laws. Legal requirements are complex, and it is fairly easy for an employer to misinterpret legal requirements for providing workers’ compensation insurance. The costs associated with these complex legal issues can single handedly destroy a business. At Palmer Law Offices, we frequently help small business owners and employers who have run into trouble with the workers’ compensation system. Our attorneys have had success getting penalties significantly reduced or even rescinded completely. We have saved our employer clients tens of thousands of dollars in workers’ compensation penalties and expenses. We specialize in finding solutions in the face of seemingly impossible odds.
Choosing the Right Workers’ Compensation Attorney
We at Palmer Law Offices provide experienced and ethical representation. Whether you speak Spanish or English, regardless of your legal status, we are here to serve you. Our staff speaks both English and Spanish. Attorney Adam Palmer is Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. It costs no more to hire a Certified Specialist than it does to hire an attorney who does not have this highly respected certification. Less than five percent of all active members of the Arizona State Bar Association are Board Certified. Our focus is on providing advice and counsel for Glendale employers in every aspect of risk assessment, claims mitigation strategy, negotiation, and litigation. Our goal is to effectively reduce your claims liability. As workers’ compensation defense attorneys also helping the injured to file workers’ compensation claims, we understand the laws as they apply to both employers and employees, and we use this knowledge to advance our employers defenses.
When to Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
In order to minimize financial exposure, Glendale uninsured employers should consult with an attorney immediately upon learning of a claim against them. Employers who violate the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Act by failing to have workers’ compensation insurance can face fines and/or imprisonment. Under A.R.S. §23-932, failing to maintain workers’ compensation insurance is a Class 6 felony. In addition to criminal liability, an uninsured employer may be assessed a civil penalty of $1,000.00 for failure to obtain workers’ compensation insurance, whether or not an employee files a workers’ compensation claim. The penalties increase with each additional offense. Since the State must pay the claims for uninsured employers through the Special Fund, the Fund will seek reimbursement from the uninsured employer for any benefits paid to the injured worker plus a penalty of 10% of the benefits paid or $1,000.00, whichever is greater. Call Palmer Law Offices today for a free consultation and let us help fight your case and protect your assets.
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