Tuesday, February 18, 2003

An Arizona appellate court found that since Arizona's workers' compensation statute provides for reimbursement of the medical expenses of an injured worker, expenses of the injured worker's wife and two children to engage with him in marriage and family counselling are compensable. The court reversed the ruling of the hearing officer denying the claim because there is no provision in the statute for reimbursement of medical expenses of anyone other than the Claimant. The Court relied on liberal construction and the beneficial effect to the injured worker in making its ruling. Decision

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