Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Representing Injured Workers Throughout Colorado
In the state of Colorado, all employers who have at least one employee must offer workers’ compensation insurance to all employees. If you are injured on the job, while at work, or as a result of your work-related duties, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits as long as you are an employee. It doesn’t matter if you are a full-time or part-time worker, and you do not have to prove that anyone, your employer included, was negligent in order to recover benefits.
Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation process is often a complicated and challenging one. Injured workers may find their claims denied, even when they are entitled to benefits. If you need help with any aspect of your workers’ compensation claim in Colorado, contact Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. Whether you are just beginning the filing process or you need help appealing a denied claim, our Denver workers’ compensation lawyers are prepared to protect your rights and advocate for you every step of the way. We have successfully assisted clients with workers’ compensation cases since 2004 and, together, our attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience. We have the skills, experience, and resources to guide you through the process and fight for the rightful benefits you are owed.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Colorado
Work can be a dangerous place. Every day, people get seriously hurt while on the job. Under Colorado workers’ compensation laws, if you suffer a work-related injury, illness, or medical condition, you may be entitled to receive a variety of benefits.
Colorado workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Medical Benefits: These benefits cover all costs associated with your medical treatment and care, including co-pays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation therapy, prosthetics, etc. They also cover the cost of transportation to and from doctors’ appointments, hospital visits, and other medical services.
- Temporary Disability: Temporary disability is a form of wage replacement available to workers who are temporarily unable to work due to their injuries or condition. Both temporary total disability (TTD) and temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits are available, depending on the severity of the injury or condition and the employee’s ability to work. Temporary disability benefits are generally paid at a rate of two thirds your average weekly wage.
- Permanent Disability: Permanent disability benefits are also available for total or partial disability (PTD and PPD, respectively). Like temporary disability benefits, they are typically available at a rate of two thirds your average weekly wage, though permanent disability benefits can and do vary. Permanent disability benefits are awarded when a worker is permanently disabled as a result of his or her work-related injury or illness.
- Death Benefits: When a worker dies due to a work-related accident, injury, or illness, certain surviving dependents (spouse, children, etc.) are entitled to receive workers’ compensation death benefits. These include weekly payments and up to $7,000 for funeral expenses.
In some cases, workers’ compensation benefits may be paid as a lump-sum rather than weekly payments. Talk to one of our Denver workers’ compensation lawyers to learn more about your various options in regards to workers’ compensation benefits.
Common Work-Related Accidents & Injuries
Although there is no shortage of the types of injuries one can sustain while on the job, the most common on-the-job injuries involve the back, arms, legs, head, and eyes. Often, these injuries are debilitating, leaving victims unable to work and earn the money they need to support themselves and their families.
Some of the most common work-related accidents include:
- Falls from heights, such as scaffolding
- Being struck by falling objects
- Exposure to chemicals
- Amputation from heavy machinery
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents while traveling between job sites
- Commercial vehicle accidents (trucks, buses, trains, etc.)
- Repetitive stress/strain injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hearing loss due to long-term exposure to loud noises
- Injuries caused by defective products/tools
- Illness caused by exposure to harmful substances, such as asbestos
If you or a loved one suffered any type of injury or illness while carrying out work-related duties, you should be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits. It’s important that you report your injury to your employer as soon as possible but no more than 10 days after the accident. If you were diagnosed with a work-related illness, you have 10 days from the date of the diagnosis to report the illness.
How Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. Can Help
Have you or a loved one been hurt in the workplace? Have you attempted to get workers’ compensation on your own, only to run into obstacles that you need help overcoming?
Workers’ compensation is a confusing area of the law, even for many attorneys. But at Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we have an in-depth understanding of Colorado’s workers’ compensation laws, as well as the many processes involved in filing a claim or appealing a denied claim. Let our Denver workers’ compensation attorneys simplify what is an otherwise complicated process.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we are committed to assisting injured workers obtain compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses. Since our firm was established, our attorneys have helped thousands of people and recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
We represent all types of workers, including but not limited to:
- Construction workers
- Delivery drivers
- Quality control inspectors
- Office workers
- Casino employees
- Factory workers
- Nurses and doctors
- City, county and state employees
- Temp workers
Additionally, we are familiar with the unique issues involved in workers’ compensation cases for municipal employees, from airport workers to firefighters.
The Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. team is experience in handling all workplace injuries, including:
- Back and neck injuries
- Knee, shoulder, and joint injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Closed head injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Broken bones/fractures
- Occupational diseases
- Illnesses, such as cancer and toxic exposure-related conditions
From cases involving injuries that resulted from sudden accidents to those involving occupational diseases that developed over time, our attorneys can help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits so that you can focus on healing and getting back on your feet.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Please contact our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We can provide you with invaluable personalized legal counsel and, should you choose to work with our team, we do not charge any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Our attorneys are available to meet with you in your home or at the hospital if your injuries or illness prevent you from traveling to our office. We also provide legal services in both English and Spanish to better serve our clients.