My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: Arizona
Almost two years ago I was injured at work. My right foot was severely injured by a student. After 9 months of getting the run-around, workers comp finally agreed to the necessary surgery to help with some of the pain. I missed 6 weeks of work and spent another 4 weeks working half days. As a school teacher, I have managed to continue working but have had a difficult time maintaining my same work schedule of long hours and evenings.
Now comp and my doctor have decided to close my claim. Two days after the claim was closed I received paperwork from comp stating that my foot was 6% permanently disabled and they would pay me $1,500 a month for three months. I must wear special shoes and am allowed to see the doctor 2 times in the next 2 years if necessary.
Does this seem right? I have never been through this before and am just curious if this seems like a fair settlement, or if it even is a settlement. It was never worded as such!