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Weston Montrose

Weston Montrose

Arizona Injury Law Group - Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • Arizona, California
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Biography

Arizona Injury Law Group was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a First-Tier "Best Law Firms In Arizona", 2020. Former staff attorney at the Industrial Commission of Arizona. Certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a "specialist" in workers' compensation since 2010. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 2013. Admitted to practice in Arizona, California, Arizona Federal Court, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Present the winning oral argument to the Arizona Court of Appeals in a landmark international business/labor case resulting in a publish decision petitioned to the United States Supreme Court for review. Porteadores Del Noroestes S.A. De, C.V. v. The Industrial Commission of Arizona, 234 Ariz. 53, 316 P. 3d 1241 (Ariz.App. 2014). http://caselaw.findlaw.com/az-court-of-appeals/1654911.html

I received an Outstanding Leadership Award from the State Bar of Arizona for 2010-2011 in recognition of my leadership as Co-Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section. I was selected by my peers to be included in "Best Lawyers in America". I have been a featured presenter for the State Bar of Arizona's Annual Workers' Compensation Program and the Industrial Commission's Annual Workers' Compensation Claim Seminar. I have also been a presenting speaker for private legal education providers. .

I currently serve on the legislative committee for Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers (AALIW). My role includes interacting with lobbyists and industry stake holders, attending legislative sessions, offering legal opinions, and participating in strategy development for the purpose of advancing the interests of injured workers in Arizona. In this role I have testified before legislative bodies and government agencies.

Education
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Arizona
B.S. (1989) | Business Administration
Double Major: Real Estate and Marketing
Honors: 1988, 1989 Dean's Honorable Mention
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Arizona Injury Law Group PLLC
Current
Staff Attorney
Industrial Commission of Arizona
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Handled workers' compensation claims, provided legal guidance to agency subdivisions, prosecuted OSHA violation cases and OSHA discrimination cases on behalf of a state administrative agency
Speaking Engagements
Personal Injury: A Case-by-Case Toolkit
National Business Institute
Weston presented workers' compensation topics including: overview of laws and concepts, preparing your case, settlement options, hearing tips, and medicare set-asides.
Certifications
Workers' Compensation Certified Specialist
State Bar of Arizona
Awards
Outstanding Leadership Award
State Bar of Arizona
In recognition as Co-Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona  # 015500
Member
Current
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Arizona Attorneys for Injured Workers (AALIW)
Member - Public Policy Committee
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
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California
State Bar of California
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. Do we need a workman comp attorney?
A: I'm sorry to hear about your father's accident. Having a guardian ad litum does sound like the appropriate immediate action. If the workers' compensation case is pending in AZ you should visit the Industrial Commission of Arizona’s web site for some helpful information about workers’ compensation claims. They also have various forms that you may find useful if you pursue this matter on your own behalf.

https://www.azica.gov/resources/employees

A lawyer could certainly help get the proper forms in order for you and also assist with what happens next (medical bills, ongoing treatment need, wage loss benefits and permanent benefits if your father doesn't make a full recovery. If you want to talk about this you can call me at 602-346-9031. I wish you the best. ... Read More
Q. Can something still be done if my injury was a few months ago (maybe 5 months ago)?
A: The Arizona workers' compensation system is a "no fault" system. That means that an injured worker is entitled to claim benefits even if the accident was their "fault" (or part their fault). You have one year from the date of injury to file a claim for benefits with the Industrial Commission of Arizona but you shouldn't delay in filing. Here is the link to the ICA web site where you can find the form. They also have other information that you may find helpful.

https://www.azica.gov/forms/claims0407
Q. My dad was affected and awarded compensation in brush wellman/beryllium lawsuit he said after his death I get settlement
A: It sounds like your issue is related to a personal injury or perhaps a class action matter. If it was then you should try reaching out to the attorney who represented your dad (or the lawyer representing the class) to determine what you need to show to establish your interest in the settlement. I suspect you will need a death certificate and proof that you are the beneficiary of your dad's estate (such as the will). If you mother is still living she will be presumed to have an interest and/or any siblings as well. You may also need the assistance of a probate attorney. Good luck!
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Websites & Blogs
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Arizona Injury Law Group - Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Contact & Map
Arizona Injury Law Group
1136 E Campbell Ave
PHOENIX, AZ 85014
Toll-Free: (602) 346-9009
Telephone: (602) 346-9009
Fax: (602) 346-9195
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed