What To Know About Workers’ Compensation As An Independent Contractor

Independent contractors or employee classification? Employers intentionally misclassify employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying benefits, including workers' compensation. Employers cannot simply label workers as independent contractors solely based on their own choosing. This classification should be determined based on the relationship that exists between employers and those they hire to perform services.

Unjustly Denied Benefits For Your Injuries? We Can Help.

If you feel you may have been unjustly denied benefits by your employer after being misclassified as an independent contractor, you must seek legal counsel right away. At the Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski, we understand your frustration when faced with this complex issue. Our team is ready to stand by your side to make sure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

A free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys will help determine which employment category you fall into. We will also help ensure your employer is not feeding you misinformation in an effort to avoid paying out the benefits which you are owed.

What's The Difference Between Independent Contractors And Employees?

Differentiating between independent contractors and employees is often a difficult task. Here are some questions that can often be asked to make an appropriate determination. These are only a few situations in an area of workers' compensation that are complex and involved.

  • Does the employer have the right to hire and fire you?
  • Does the employer control your work and how you perform your work?
  • Does the employer withhold taxes from your earnings?
  • Is there a contract in place between you and the employer that defines your relationship and status?
  • Do you supply your own resources to do the job?
  • Are you able to seek additional jobs while working for this employer?

Our lawyers can help you answer these questions and determine which next steps to take to protect your rights.

Call Today For A Free Consultation

Contact us immediately if your workers' compensation claim was denied in Arizona or you feel you have been misclassified as an independent contractor. At the Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski, we pride ourselves in seeking justice for injured workers and fighting for their rights. We provide prompt, professional and courteous personal service. Call 602-234-3700 (800-224-3220 toll free in Arizona) or contact us via email. Our main law office is in Phoenix, and we handle workers' compensation claims throughout Arizona.