Injuries at work can be confusing — and complicated. In Colorado, a system has been established that is supposed to make dealing with the impacts of your work-related injuries consistent and predictable. What usually happens is that it just makes dealing with those impacts more complicated.
Work injuries are covered under the Colorado workers comp scheme regardless of fault. In other words, you don’t need to prove that your employer was negligent to receive compensation; similarly, your own simple negligence doesn’t necessarily bar you from making a claim under the workers compensation system.
If you are injured at work, you are entitled to have your medical bills paid, be compensated for your time off of work, receive certain disability compensation, and payment for any disfigurement that may result from the injuries. But getting to those payments can often require a lawyer who knows the workers compensation system.
If you’ve been injured at your workplace, call or e-mail Dan Slater today for an appointment. He’ll help walk you through the process and ensure that the complex workers compensation system in Colorado treats you fairly. Call for your free appointment today.