519 E Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85012
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: (602) 234-3700
About Robert E. Wisniewski
Hurt on the Job? Call Bob.
Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
Representing Arizona Injured Workers Since 1975
Robert ("Bob") Wisniewski represents injured workers across the state of Arizona.
With more than 40 years of experience, Bob understands that insurance companies will not take an injured worker seriously if their lawyer is afraid to litigate. He understands that, when it comes to fighting insurance companies, some lawyers roll over pretty quickly.
Bob Wisniewski is NOT that kind of lawyer.
Bob offers FREE CONSULTATIONS throughout Arizona. Contact the law office located nearest you to schedule a complimentary case evaluation at your earliest convenience.
Not sure if you need an attorney? You probably need an attorney if any of the following are true:
- Your claim was wrongfully denied
- Your benefits were suspended
- You need to leave the State of Arizona
- You need to change doctors
- Your claim closed without permanent disability
- You can't return to your former job
- Your condition or symptoms worsened and you need to reopen your case
- Your insurance company won't pay or is slow to pay
- You need assistance with processing your accepted claim
- You need medical care or more medical care
- You don't trust or believe the insurance company
Working With Our Law Firm
- In a workers' compensation claim there are very short time frames. Therefore, we are requiring you to secure all of the records (download our form) so that I can properly evaluate your claim and determine whether I can be of assistance to you and enter into a representation.
- If you have some records from your workers' compensation carrier and some records from your doctors, I am requesting that you get the entire files. Therefore, please make the effort to secure these files directly from the Industrial Commission, the workers' compensation insurance carrier, and your health care providers, to the best of your ability.
- If you have out of state claims, it would be helpful to secure all these records. Contact the workers' compensation agency and doctors in those states to secure all the records. If possible, contact the workers' compensation insurance carrier to secure their file. These may not be as immediately important as your present claim, but you should also secure them.
- Because this is your claim and you have the best knowledge of the doctors that you have been to, we ask you to take this job very seriously to secure all the medical records. If my office requests that you provide these records, it is unnecessary for you to give us status reports; but it is necessary for you to get the documents as soon as possible. Otherwise, due to time limits in your workers' compensation claim, your rights may be severely damaged.
- Once your records are received by our Office and reviewed by an attorney, a client services representative from our office will contact you and schedule an appointment to discuss our findings. This firm will not take any action on your workers' compensation claim including giving advice over the telephone until there is an actual workers' compensation fee and cost agreement signed by you.
IMPORTANT: It's Your Responsibility to File Your Claim
MAIL COMPLETE WORKER'S REPORT OF INJURY TO (KEEP COPY & MAIL CERTIFIED):
Industrial Commission of Arizona
P.O. Box 19070
Phoenix, AZ 85005-9070
Case Verdicts and Settlements
Bob Wisniewski gets dismissed benefits restored
A client who was originally representing himself missed his hearing at the Industrial Commission of Arizona and his benefits were stopped. He called Bob, who was able to get the dismissal set aside and litigate the claim, which resulted in a full total permanent disability benefit.
Bob Wisniewski wins
Bob won in a hotly contested case at Arizona's Court of Appeals. He secured a favorable award for his client for loss of earning capacity benefits. The insurance company appealed, but the Court of Appeals disagreed and ruled in favor of the injured worker.
While past results cannot guarantee a positive outcome in your case, it can give you insight into this attorney's prior successes.
Went Above and Beyond
"Dear Bob and Staff, this letter and gift is to express my sincere thanks for all you have done for me. Not only did you concern yourselves with the technical aspects of my case, but you also showed concern and compassion which exhibited a personal touch which went above and beyond what your contract stipulates. I couldn't have done it alone, and I greatly appreciate the fact that you fought for me against great odds, and I definitely appreciate it." - K.J.S.
Dedication, Compassion, Open up front communication
"No one wishes to go through this nightmare, but I can honestly say I was in the best of hands. Dedication, Compassion, Open up front communication. I wish I could give more stars. Bob Wisniewski, Claudia, Sandra, Rebecca and all the staff work hard for results. They literally were my voice and my life line. Appreciate All of You!" - J. D.
You won't be disappointed
"I hired Robert Wisniewski for my workers compensation claim. The Law Offices of Robert Wisniewski has been excellent with my claim. Bob is an awesome attorney who knows what he is doing! Bob takes his time with you and spends countless hours on your case. If you get hurt on the job, call Bob. You won't be disappointed with his service. Thank you for your hard work Bob." - J.R.
By focusing his practice exclusively on workers' compensation, Bob Wisniewski provides the highest level of service and the best possible results for his clients.
Sensitive to the needs of his cross-cultural community of injured worker clients, Bob, along with almost all the attorneys and staff at his law firm, are bilingual in Spanish. Breaking down communication barriers allows clients to be more at ease when working with the legal system.
Bob is an active member of the legal community, writing and lecturing on all aspects of workers' compensation law. He is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers (AALIW), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Arizona Association for Justice.
In addition to representing injured workers from all industries, Bob serves as counsel for local professional athletes, including members of the Arizona Cardinals, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Arizona Coyotes, and the Tucson Roadrunners.
Bob has won numerous awards. He was named a Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers (the only claimants' lawyer in Arizona so honored) and he's been named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for the last 10 years.
However, Bob is most proud of his involvement with Kids Chance of Arizona. Kids Chance provides educational scholarships to injured and deceased workers' children so they can mitigate the damage of having an injured or deceased parent who can't support them during their educational pursuits. Bob has worked with Kids Chance for more than 20 years and currently serves as an active board member.
Arizona Workers' Compensation Guide
Read our complete guide to claiming and collecting benefits for injured workers in Arizona. This e-book covers:
- Reporting an Injury and Obtaining Benefits
- Reporting an On-the-Job Injury and Obtaining Care
- Workplace Injuries Involving Pre-Existing Conditions
- How Are Problems in Arizona Workers' Compensation Claims Handled?
- Finding the Right Arizona Work Injury Attorney
- How You Can Help Your Attorney Win Your Case
Education and Experience
Upsala College (1969), University of Oklahoma (Master of Public Administration, 1973), Air Command & Staff College (1982), Universidad International Center for Linguistic & Multicultural Studies (2010)
Law School Attended
University of Toledo College of Law (1976)
Bar Admissions and Certifications
- State Bar of Arizona (1976)
- U.S. District Court District of Arizona (1976)
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit (1984)
- Supreme Court of the United States of America (1985)
- Workers’ Compensation Certified Specialist (State Bar of Arizona)
- Worker’s Compensation Law, AZ Board of Legal Specialization
- Workers’ compensation advisor to Arizona Professional Hockey Players (Coyotes, Roadrunners), (2015 - present)
- Arizona Panel Counsel Member, National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), (2016 - present)
- Arizona Panel Counsel Member, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), (2017 - present)
- Nominating Committee Member, The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, (2015 - 2017)
- Chair, Nominating Committee, The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, (2018 - present)
- Member, American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation Committee, (2015 - present)
- Member, Sports Lawyer Association, (2017 - present)
- Panel Counsel Member, Major League Baseball Players Association (Arizona Diamondbacks), (2016 - present)
- Member, The Federalist Society
- Member, University of Toledo Law Alumni Association
- Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (litigated over 11,000 Arizona Industrial Commission Hearings as of 2017), (1985 - present)
Honors and Awards
- AVVO Lawyers Listing- Clients’ Choice (2013 - 2018)
- AVVO Lawyers Listing – Top Contributor (2014 - 2018)
- AVVO Lawyers Listing – Rating 10.0- Superb (2015 - 2018)
- Best Lawyers, Arizona and New Mexico – Workers’ Compensation Law (2017 - present)
- Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the year- Workers’ Compensation Law, Claimant’s Law (2017 - present)
- Awardee, Panel Counsel Member of the Year, Professional Hockey Players Association (PHPA), (2017 - present)
- Awardee, Kids chance of Arizona, Runner- up Diamond Award, (Annual Gala 2016 and 2017), (2016 - 2017)
- Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (only claimants’ lawyer in Arizona to be distinguished in this way)
- Named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, a top attorney in AZ & NM
- Won the Client Choice award
- Received a Phoenix Magazine Selectee award
- Phoenix Top Attorney distinction
- When an Injury Isn’t Covered by Workers’ Compensation, What Can You Do?
- Yes, You Can Still Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits as a Union Member
- Your Choices for Medical Treatment Under Arizona New Workers’ Compensation Law
- Arizona Court Decision Allows Workers’ Compensation for PTSD
- Arizona Construction Worker Killed in Hit and Run