Colorado Workers’ Compensation FAQ
If you have been injured in an accident at work, or you have developed a condition or disease as a result of your work activities or environment, you probably have many questions. At Alverson + O’Brien, we have answers. We are here to provide you with advice and guidance aimed at getting you the maximum compensation available to you under the law.
Following are some of the most frequently asked questions about workers’ compensation in Colorado:
Do I Have a Valid Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Any injury that clearly occurred on the job qualifies the employee for workers’ compensation benefits. However, sometimes injuries and the incidents that caused them are not immediately obvious. Just because the insurance company has denied your claim does not mean your claim is not valid. If you believe your injury or condition is the direct result of something that happened at work, contact us to find out if you may have a valid workers’ compensation claim.
What Will Happen to My Job if I Can’t Work After a Work Injury?
Your job will not be legally protected if you are not able to fulfill all of the duties of your job due to an injury; your employer is also not required to create a new position for you based on what you are able to do. This is why workers’ compensation benefits exist. Our attorneys understand the stakes involved and will fight to help you obtain the best possible results — both financially and physically.
What’s My Case Worth?
Directly following a workplace injury, it is impossible to know exactly how much workers’ compensation you will receive. A variety of factors must be taken into account over a period of time. Our lawyers can help you pursue maximum benefits and maximum physical recovery. Let us guide you through the process.
How Do I Start a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
After a work injury, your first step should be to seek medical attention. Your health and well-being is the most important thing. If your injury is severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. As soon as you can, report the injury to your employer in writing and call our law firm.
Contact Us in Denver
Let us help alleviate your burdens and provide answers to your Colorado workers’ compensation questions. Call 303-993-8882 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.