Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law

July 2018 Archives

Beware of new 'full and final' settlement statute

On August 3rd new rules go into effective in Arizona regarding "full and final" settlements. These new rules help workers' compensation carriers and employers but leave unrepresented workers' compensation claimants at risk. The new rules say that Industrial Commission Judges who approve such settlements no longer have to consider whether the settlement is in the "best interests" of the injured worker or "fair and reasonable" to the injured worker. The Arizona Legislature stripped that language from the law in the last legislative session.

Benefits for Disabled Veterans Part I: Veteran Pension

There are two types of benefits that disabled veterans may qualify for through the Veterans Benefits Administration. While there are several differences between the two, a crucial difference is that Veteran Disability Compensation requires that the veteran's disabling condition be service-connected (related to their service), while Pension does not.