I've posted about this before, and I'll say it again - the best time to consult with an attorney if you've been seriously injured on the job in Arizona is AS SOON AS YOU CAN AFTER YOUR INJURY. I have met with too many clients who wait until their claim is closed or even after the closure has gone final to contact an attorney and find out what their rights are. I just met with a lady yesterday who came to us to see if we could reopen her claim and I didn't have the heart to tell her that she could be getting twice as much per month in permanent benefits if she had consulted an attorney.
Remember that no matter how nice the claim representative from the insurance company is, they are in business to make money - which they do by paying you less. Whether you contact Snow & Carpio or another workers compensation law firm, take advantage of the free consultation and find out your rights immediately after your injury.
Chad T. Snow is an attorney in Phoenix, Arizona who limits his practice to representing workers who have been injured on the job. He can be reached at (602) 532-0700, (520) 647-9000, or through the firm's website at Snow, Carpio, and Weekley.