Welcome to Blackwell & Ruiz
Despite our best intentions, workplace accidents can and do happen. If you were hurt at work, you already have dozens of problems to worry about. You might have medical bills, physical therapy bills, lost wages, worries about not being able to work in the future...the list goes on and on. Although no amount of money can make up for your injury, you may be entitled to compensation to ease your burden.
If you’re seeking compensation for a workplace injury—even if you’ve been denied already—Blackwell Ruiz is here to make things right. Our team is experienced in building and winning injury cases for hurt workers throughout the state of Arizona. We’re known for honest, open communication and bottom-line results, meaning you’ll sleep better at night with our team working diligently on your case.
The Blackwell Ruiz 3-Part Pledge
We vow to do everything in our ability to get the maximum payout for ALL of our clients. We will never settle for less.
We vow to always give each and every one of our clients our full attention. We will never lapse on communication.
We vow to work tirelessly to ensure each case is resolved as fast as possible so you can get the money you deserve.
You need the best attorneys fighting for you
Why Choose Us?
Our lawyers are experienced at winning all types of injury cases, including workers compensation, pedestrian accident cases, car accident cases, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injuries, dog bites, slip and falls, and much more.
Access to an Elite Attorney
You will always have access to one of our elite attorneys. We will never dump your case onto a paralegal or caseworker.
We exclusively focus on workers compensation cases and nothing else. That means we also exclusively focus on winning workers compensation cases.
Contingency Fees Only
We take all of our cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing out of pocket until we’ve won your case.
Honesty & Transparency
You’ll never be in the dark. We take client communication seriously and will always keep you updated on your case status.
Fastest results possible
Hard work today means money in your pocket tomorrow. We work fast because we know you’re depending on us to secure your future.
Clients love us because we give 100% to see you and your case succeed. We deliver a personal touch that’s sorely lacking from most law firms.
The Workers Compensation Law Firm Serving Phoenix
Workers Compensation Info
The main goals of Arizona workers compensation law are to deliver medical care and cash benefits to people who have suffered work-related illnesses and injuries, and to provide for dependents of workers who may have passed away due to work-related injuries.
On paper, obtaining workers comp benefits looks simple. The reality is that filing a workers comp claim is often exhausting and frustrating. Employers and their insurance companies can argue that your injury isn’t work-related, that you aren’t hurt, or that the accident is your fault.
Hurt workers are eligible for a variety of benefits under Arizona workers compensation law, including benefits for those who become disabled or impaired due to their injuries. These disability benefits include:
If you were hurt at work, no amount of money can make up for the pain, suffering, lost wages and possible disability you might have suffered—but when someone else is responsible, it’s only right to seek justice.
That’s where Blackwell Ruiz can help. If you or a loved one were hurt at work in Arizona, we’re here to help you navigate this difficult process, seek a fair payout, appeal any denials, and finally get your life back on track.
Slip & Fall: $150k Recovered
Mr. Ruiz, in my opinion, fought and won an unwinn-able lawsuit with Bank of America for me. He kept digging until he found enough evidence to convince them they could not win. I have nothing but praise for Lawrence and would gladly hire him again if the need ever arose.
— Barbara C.
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If you were hurt at work and your injuries resulted in a disability, you may be eligible to receive weekly or monthly payments for as long as the disability exists (or a one-time lump-sum payout for permanent impairment).
The team at Blackwell Ruiz proudly represents hurt workers throughout Arizona—including Phoenix, Queen Creek, Mesa, San Tan Valley, Chandler, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Flagstaff, Peoria, Scottsdale, Glendale, and beyond as workers compensation attorney Phoenix AZ.
Blackwell Ruiz doesn’t charge you a penny until we’ve won your case. Like many law firms, we work based on contingency—meaning we receive a percentage of your total payout once your workers compensation claim is successful.
Insurance companies love to see hurt workers represent their own cases without a lawyer. The insurance industry is fierce, and will do whatever it takes to protect their bottom line. Protect yourself from their tricks and intimidation tactics by hiring an experienced attorney.
If you were injured at work or while performing work-related duties, you may have a workers compensation case. However, the only way to know for sure is to meet with an experienced workers comp attorney Phoenix AZ for a case evaluation.
All Arizona businesses with employees are required to carry workers comp insurance, with coverage for every full- and part-time employee. Independent contractors and domestic workers may not have coverage.
There are several factors that will be examined to determine your employment status, such as your method of payment, length of employment, manner in which work hours are set, and so on and so forth. Your attorney will help you figure out if you qualify for workers comp.
Blackwell Ruiz’ top priority is winning you a fair settlement or verdict that covers all of your needs. Usually, we are able to do that outside of the courtroom—however, there’s no way any lawyer can guarantee that your case won’t go to court.
After your injury, your employer/their insurance company will ask you to visit a doctor for an independent medical examination. These exams are usually anything but independent—be sure to visit your own trusted doctor for an unbiased look at your injuries.
Hurt workers in Arizona have one year to file a claim from the date they were injured. The sooner you start this process, the better—workers comp claims can take much longer than you anticipate.
Early on in the claim process, it’s very difficult to give an accurate estimate of how much your case is worth. As your case progresses, your Phoenix workers compensation attorney can help you develop a clear picture of what to expect from your potential benefits.
If you don’t feel that bad, your employer may try to convince you not to file a workers comp claim. However, always consult with a trusted medical professional first—you may develop symptoms later on.
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