Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law

August 2019 Archives

Appellate Ruling Establishes Carriers Must Investigate a Claim Before Denying It

We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of an Arizona Court of Appeals decision that held it's bad faith in workers' compensation if a claims adjuster denies a claim without first conducting even a basic investigation. In Tapia v. Indus. Comm'n, 245 Ariz. 258 (App. 2018), the Banner University Medical Center claims adjuster, who denied the injured workers' claim, failed to conduct the insurance-industry standard three-point investigation - that's an unreasonable denial of a claim, said the court of appeals in a published decision. Attorney Laura Clymer litigated the underlying compensability issue in the Tapia case, as well as the administrative bad faith claim at the Industrial Commission.

ICA Vows to Hold Carriers Accountable But Will It Make Good on the Promise?

Attorney Laura Clymer joined hundreds of workers' compensation claims adjusters, nurse case managers, HR representatives, and attorneys representing both sides at the Industrial Commission's Annual two-day seminar at Camelback Inn last week.