Your employer is required by state law to pay for medical bills, lost income, disfigurement, and other benefits under its own insurance policy. Colorado law also requires that workers’ compensation insurance provide compensation to spouses or dependents in the event of death that occurs on-the-job.
- Heavy Lifting Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Construction and Scaffolding Accidents
- Welding Rod Accidents
- Oil Drilling Accidents
- Crane Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Dangerous or Defective Equipment Accidents
- Workplace Violence
Since workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system, you can still recover for your injuries even if you are considered to be responsible for your accident.
While these are frequent causes of on-the-job injuries or death, there are numerous situations in which you or a loved one are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you have been the victim of a work-related injury or fatality, it’s important to seek legal counsel immediately.
Wage Loss Benefits
In addition to covering your medical expenses, workers compensation laws require employers to provide financial relief to injured employees who have been required to miss more than three days of work as a direct result of these injuries. If this is the case for you, you’re entitled to 66.6% (2/3) of your weekly wage in temporary disability benefits.
Changing an Authorized Treating Physician
If you’re not happy with the treatment you’re receiving from your authorized treating physician, you have the right to request a change to another provider on the employer’s designated list within 90 days from the date of injury. Don’t feel trapped into treatment by a physician that you distrust or don’t like.
In the event that your work-related injury has resulted in a permanent impairment, you may be eligible to receive permanent disability benefits. Don’t accept the workers’ compensation insurance company’s determination of how much your injury is worth. Let us do the work for you.
Fight Without Fear
It is illegal for an employer to terminate you because you filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, but even if your injuries prevent you from keeping your job, you are still entitled to workers compensation benefits. We will back you up and make sure that you get the benefits you are entitled to after suffering an on-the-job injury.