Hurt at Work Injuries in Colorado Springs

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WORKER'S COMP

Workplace injuries can be caused by many things and we will fight to get what you deserve to get your life back on track

Since most of us spend most of our days at work, it is very likely that if we are injured, it is going to occur at work. Accidents and illness are unavoidable, even when you are careful. Workers’ compensation exists to help people who are injured or who become sick while working, or as a result of working. Workers’ compensation covers medical bills and lost wages while you recover from an accident or illness.

Workplace injuries can be caused by many types of equipment malfunctions or other safety failures due to negligence of employers. Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, although there are some exceptions. To be covered, the employee must be accidentally injured while doing his/her job, or become sick as a result of doing the job.

“Workman’s comp” are benefits that provide financial assistance to injured workers and their families for a variety of expenses, including:

INJURED OR BECAME SICK AS A RESULT OF YOUR JOB?

Here are some things you should know:

Report every injury or illness to the HR department or supervisor when it happens. If you cut yourself, don’t report it immediately, and it later becomes infected, you may complicate your claim because there’s no record of the injury. You should be asked to complete paperwork about the injury. Complete it in a timely manner and follow up if necessary.

Ensure that your medical provider knows that it was an on-the-job injury. Most emergency rooms, clinics, and doctor’s offices will have space on the admission forms to indicate that it’s a workplace injury or sickness. Double check to make sure that the facility you choose handles workers’ comp claims, and that your employer approved the choice of medical provider, if there’s time to make this inquiry.

Document the injury in your medical records. Detail as much information as possible, including dates, affected areas, limitations, and how the injury happened.

Be honest. Fabricating details can lead to questions of the entire claim’s legitimacy, and insurance companies hire investigators to thoroughly examine all claims.

Contact Maher & Maher Law to protect your rights and get the money you deserve 719-301-7500.

WHAT WORKPLACE INJURIES ARE COVERED BY WORKERS’ COMP IN COLORADO?

In most cases, most injuries that occur at work are covered by workers’ compensation benefits. The exceptions include self-inflicted injuries and injuries caused while engaged in illegal activity, including illegal drug use or being intoxicated on the job in most cases. Some of the most common workplace injuries our Colorado workers’ comp law firm handles include but certainly are not limited to:

WHAT IS WORKERS COMPENSATION?

Colorado employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees who get hurt or ill at work. Workers’ comp provides financial assistance to employees injured on the job for medical treatment, temporary total disability benefits. Temporary partial disability benefits, specific loss benefits and death benefits.

AGGRESSIVE ADVOCACY

Representing Colorado Workers Employees in Workers’ Compensation Matters
When an injured worker becomes a client, Maher & Maher Law handles all aspects of the process for the client, and keeps the client informed along the way. The most common questions at the beginning of a work comp claim are:

  • How long will my workers’ compensation benefits last?
  • How do I calculate my partial disability benefits rate?
  • Am I entitled to the reinstatement of benefits upon layoff?
  • Do I have wage loss benefits under my own automobile insurance policy?
  • Should I settle my future benefits?

Workers’ compensation is meant to provide injured workers with the ability to cover losses resulting from work injury. Regardless of who is at fault, you are entitled to full compensation!

WHAT TO DO (& NOT TO DO)

We Are The Help You Need. We understand that this may be the first time you’ve ever been faced with this extraordinary set of circumstances and you may not know what to do next or who to turn to. We share the goal of getting your life back to normal as quickly as possible. We also want to give you a voice so that your concerns are heard, and responsible parties are held accountable. At Maher & Maher Law, we take pride in offering that peace of mind.

INITIAL CONSULTATIONS ARE ALWAYS FREE

Call us today to set up an appointment: 719-301-7500