Colorado Springs, CO Work Injury Lawyer
Those who have been injured in a work-related accident may or may not require a Colorado Springs CO work injury lawyer to help manage their claim. Colorado law requires employers to have workers’ comp insurance. For the most part, the process works well. In some situations, however, either due to the insurance company denying a claim or by the malfeasance of the employer, the process is more difficult than it should be.
If you’ve had a claim denied or suffered a serious injury that may impact your ability to do your job in the future, let a Colorado Springs CO work injury lawyer manage your claim, and increase your chances of obtaining a reasonable settlement. Call Brylak Law today.
How Work Injury Claims Work in Colorado
All workers’ comp claims are overseen by the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Like other states, Colorado operates on a no-fault system. This means that you do not need to prove that your employer was negligent in order to be eligible for benefits. You simply need to prove that you sustained injury on the job.
The majority of employers have private insurance companies manage claims against the employer. Some companies are large enough to back claims against the company.
What Damages Can I Receive?
Those who sustain work injuries may be able to receive compensation for the following:
- Wage loss benefits connected to your injury (temporary disability),
- Permanent disability benefits for those who have suffered serious injury,
- Medical costs related to treatment and rehab for your injuries,
- Vocational training if your injury prevents you from continuing your current job,
- Transportation costs to medical appointments.
What Should I Do If I Sustain an Injury on the Job?
The first thing you must do is alert your employer to the injury. Usually, the report the injury to their insurance company. You can also report the injury and file a claim online. Your employer’s insurance company will look over your medical records and investigate reports of the accident. In cases of serious injury, they may ask you to see a doctor or hire a vocational expert to determine what jobs you can and cannot perform.
When Do I Need a Colorado Springs CO Work Injury Lawyer?
In some cases, your employer’s insurance company may deny your claim. They may argue that while the work incident may have aggravated your injuries, a pre-existing condition or accident at least partially caused the injuries. The insurance company may also claim that your injuries are not job-related at all. Some employers have fired employees who are filing a workers’ comp claim against. This is illegal, but insurance companies are still very likely to deny your claim.
In instances where you have suffered catastrophic injuries such as paralysis or the loss of a limb, you may consider having a work injury lawyer manage your claim. There’s a lot at stake, and you want to ensure you get the best possible settlement.
At Brylak Law, we have helped many of our clients appeal their claims and obtain excellent recovery settlements from insurance companies. Call us today.