Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law

January 2017 Archives

Nurse case managers -- whose side are they on? Not the injured worker's in most cases

We often see that when an injured worker's case begins to get complicated the insurance carrier typically contracts with a third-party company to assign a nurse case manager ("NCM") to the claim. The NCM says he or she is there to "help" you with the medical aspects of your claim, to schedule medical appointments, and to meet with your doctors. In reality, you should assume that the NCM is working for the insurance carrier.

No single group favored when its members apply for Social Security disability benefits

We saw this column about Social Security disability by Tom Margenau in the Jan. 13 edition of the Tucson newspaper: "The Post-Truth Era and Social Security".

Arizona Legislative Session Opens January 9

Arizona lawmakers returned to Phoenix January 9 for the first day of the new Legislative session. Our state legislators have the power to make changes to Arizona Workers' Compensation system. It's important to know who your state Senator and two state Reprensentatives are. When bill that reduces workers' comp benefits or makes the system less fair for injured workers is proposed, directly contacting your legislators can effectively stop bad legislation. Let your state Senator and state Representative know that you are a voter and a constituent who lives in their legislative district, and that any bill that limits workers' comp benefits only serves big insurance companies, while further harming injured workers like yourself.