Colorado Springs Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
Why Is Workers’ Compensation Important?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job. The purpose of this insurance is to ensure injured workers have access to medical care, can receive financial support while unable to work and are compensated. Other benefits could include paying for all medical care related to the injury and death benefits if a worker passes away due to their injuries.
Workers’ compensation is available to almost every employee. The exact value of a claim will depend on several factors, including the severity of the injury, whether the worker can return to the job, and additional circumstances specific to each case.
Who Is Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
Employees who are injured on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation with some exceptions. Those workers included are:
- Are employees of a company that carries workers’ compensation
- Have a work-related illness or injury
- File for workers’ compensation before the statute of limitations has expired
If Fired, Can I Get Workers’ Compensation?
Even if the employee is fired after an injury (which may be illegal), they can receive workers’ compensation. Most workers’ compensation carriers will pay for injuries that were accidental or a result of another person’s negligence.
For the most part, workers who are injured on the job are protected against being fired for getting injured. For any questions about getting fired after an injury, speak with our attorneys.
Why Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
When accidents happen on the job, it’s normal for the insurance company to pay the injured worker. Unfortunately, some workers’ compensation insurance companies will try to avoid paying out for injuries suffered on the job. Others will try to avoid paying for certain kinds of medical expenses or treatment that could help the worker recover.
To make sure that workers get all the care they require and obtain fair compensation for their losses, it’s important for them to contact workers’ compensation attorneys who understand their rights to medical benefits and lost wages.
How Much Can I Get Paid for Workers’ Compensation?
The exact amount someone can receive in workers’ compensation benefits will depend on what they earned while working as well as the severity of their injuries.
With workers’ compensation, an injured party receiving temporary total disability may receive 66.67% of their average weekly wage for time off from work. Workers are also able to collect compensation for the injury.
The exact amount that is paid out will depend on the worker’s past wages, the extent of the injuries and other factors, which is why we suggest chatting with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys before making a claim.
Who Can Our Attorneys Help?
Our attorneys can help anyone who was hurt on the job and who now needs help with a workers’ compensation claim. We assist people in fields like nursing and construction, as well as others.
All businesses in Colorado Springs must have workers’ compensation insurance, so if someone is injured on the job, then they may be entitled to this insurance coverage.