Mesa Workers’ Compensation Lawyer with Experience
Very few law firms in Arizona defend employers whom failed to obtain workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. At Hendrickson & Palmer, we aggressively represent these employers who are now facing the loss of significant business and personal assets due to a pending workers’ compensation claim. Our experience helping thousands of injured workers and dealing with the industrial Commission of Arizona’s Special Fund gives our employer clients the upper hand when defending their claims. We have over 60 years of combined legal experience working in Mesa and surrounding cities. Attorney Adam Palmer is Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Less than five percent of all active members of the Arizona State Bar Association are Board Certified.
How Hendrickson & Palmer Can Help You!
Uninsured employers face a range of serious penalties, but by getting expert legal advice from an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation law, can help to minimize the risks they are up against. At Hendrickson & Palmer, we work hard to help our uninsured employer clients reduce the penalties they face and get their business back on the right legal path. Hiring an experienced defense lawyer could mean the difference between saving your reputation and your business or being forced into dissolution due to bankruptcy. Our legal team will investigate the claim of the employee while determining if the employer is in fact uninsured. In some cases, we are able to discover insurance, while in others, we can help the employer establish new insurance. The costs associated with these complex legal issues can single handedly destroy a business. Many of the clients our Firm represents are small businesses and sole proprietors. With proper legal assistance, it is often possible to minimize and sometimes eliminate the pending penalties and fines. We specialize in finding solutions in the face of seemingly impossible odds.
Choosing the Right Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Whether you speak Spanish or English, regardless of your legal status, we are here to serve you. Our staff speaks both English and Spanish and have more than 30 years legal experience. 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. If you need an uninsured employer defense lawyer in Arizona, Hendrickson & Palmer is right for you. We are the premier workers’ compensation defense attorneys for uninsured employers in Arizona and we have a history of resolving legal matters for our clients successfully, utilizing aggressive defense strategies. We can counsel you on risk management so you can get your company on the right track and save your business and personal assets. Call today to set up a consultation and seek expert legal advice from an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation law.
When to Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance carries grave consequences for employers whose employees are injured on the job. Employers who violate the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Act by failing to have workers’ compensation insurance can face both civil fines and criminal penalties. 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 penalty is increased to $5,000.00 for a second instance of being uninsured and $10,000.00 for a third 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 including medical expenses and lost wages, plus a penalty of 10% of the benefits paid or $1,000.00, whichever is greater. Call our office today for a free consultation and let us help fight your case and protect your assets.
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