What You Need To Know About Denver Workers’ Compensation Law

Are you an employee of a Denver-based company? If so, you may have heard about Denver workers’ compensation law. But what does it mean for you and your family? Below is a
guide to workers’ compensation and what you can expect if you get involved in a work accident.

Workers’ Comp Overview

Alverson + O’Brien is a Denver law firm that specializes in workers’ compensation to provide customized legal counsel and representation for those hurt at work. We represent clients in Colorado, regardless of work status, with resolving medical disputes through to planning your finances if you can’t work. At Alverson + O’Brien, we do not get paid on your work comp claim unless you get paid.

Why Is Workers’ Compensation Important?

Workers’ compensation, also known as “workman’s comp,” insurance provides payments regardless of who is at fault for work-related injuries. A strong Colorado work comp practice can help with potential legal issues and make the injury claim process smoother. Our attorneys have experience with workers’ compensation, disability, Social Security law, and trial advocacy. In most cases, workers’ compensation benefits cover the following:

• Medical care and related medical costs
• Loss of pay until the worker can return to work
• A cash award if you are permanently impaired due to the work injury
• Survivors get paid if a worker dies on the job

What Is Social Security Disability?

You and your family can receive SSDI benefits if you’re insured, worked long, and recently paid Social Security taxes on your income. Children and adults with disabilities who meet our requirements for a qualifying disability and have limited income and resources may qualify for SSI benefits.

Who Is Eligible for Workers’ Comp?

No matter who caused the injury, you may receive compensation if you qualify. For workers’ compensation eligibility, the employee’s injury or illness must have happened while performing job duties. In exchange for these protections, you lose the right to sue your employer for damages (except in specific cases). If you don’t report your injury to your employer but meet requirements and file your claim within the deadline in your state, you won’t be able to receive workers’ comp benefits.

If Fired, Can I Get Workers’ Comp?

Absolutely. Whether a temporary or permanent employee, discharging a worker does not relieve the employer of the obligation to pay workers’ compensation benefits for lost earnings, medical treatment costs, and disability benefits. Work comp benefits will continue until the injured worker has reached maximum medical improvement.

How Much Can I Get Paid for Workers’ Comp?

Most workers’ compensation benefits are paid weekly to those who suffer severe workplace injuries that prevent a return to work. Your compensation benefit depends on your age, your average weekly wage, whether you can return to work in the short or long term, and the severity of your workplace injuries.

Why Hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Applications for disability and injury compensation often get denied, and a lawyer increases your chances of getting approved. Most Social Security lawyers don’t take a fee if the client doesn’t get the benefits.

Getting the Benefits You Deserve

Workers’ compensation counsel in Colorado is vital. Alverson + O’Brien, P.C., is proud of our legal practices and strives to keep our community informed. Contact us today for any further information.