Workers' Compensation: Arizona
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kevin Hess, Fisher Phillips
- All Arizona employers are required to post the Arizona Workers' Compensation Poster in the workplace. See Notice Requirements.
- All employers must carry workers' compensation insurance regardless of the number of workers employed in the course of their business. Failure to carry insurance or to obtain self-insurance pursuant to state regulations, may result in fines and even the closure of the business. See Covered Employers.
- Every employee is covered by workers' compensation protection, with one notable exception. See Covered Employees.
- Injuries and occupational diseases arising from the course of employment are compensable under the law. See Compensable Injuries and Illnesses.
- Employers may not be liable for all injuries or illnesses, depending on the circumstances of the injury or illness. See Employer Defenses to Workers' Compensation Claims.
- Workers' Compensation pays for medical expenses as well as partial loss of wages. See Benefits.
- Employers, attending physicians and insurance carriers have injury reporting and notification requirements. See Injury Reports and Notifications.
- Arizona law provides for strict timelines to file claims and register disputes. Failure to adhere to the requirements may result in loss of benefits. See Claims Procedure.
- Retaliation against employees who file workers' compensation claims is strictly forbidden by Arizona law. See Retaliation and Discrimination.