In every job and in every industry in Colorado, there is the possibility of an on-the-job injury. That is why workers' compensation is such an important protection for the injured worker. You do not have to prove fault. You are entitled to medical treatment and a percentage of lost wages.
There are times, however, when an employer or insurance carrier may question your injury. No matter what your job, where you work or what your work injury is, the Eley Law Firm in Denver is here to answer your concerns and protect your rights.
We encourage you to give us a call to discuss your specific situation.
Do You Work In An Occupation Where There Are A Lot Of Injuries?
There are certain jobs and industries in which injuries are especially common. These occupations include:
- Health care workers: Nurses, aides and other health care workers often suffer injuries related to work responsibilities.
- Construction workers: Injuries from construction work are common — especially when safety takes a back seat to deadline pressures on construction sites.
- Warehouse workers: Moving materials from one place to another, driving forklifts and stacking merchandise can all cause work-related injuries in a warehouse setting.
- Airline workers: Lifting and other repetitive tasks put baggage handlers and others in the airline industry at risk for job-related injuries.
- Firefighters and EMTs: Firefighters, EMTs and other first responders are often in dangerous situations. This often results in serious injuries to emergency service workers.
Our law firm is dedicated to helping injured workers in these and other occupations. Attorney Cliff Eley has more than a quarter century of experience in guiding clients through Colorado's complicated workers' compensation system.
If you are uncertain about the benefits you are eligible for, we can explain your options and advocate for you in pursuing the benefits you need to move forward.
Overcoming Opposition To Assert Your Claim
Your employer or the employer's insurance company may try to oppose your workers' comp claim in various ways.
Your initial claim may have been denied. There may be a dispute about your medical condition. The insurer may assert that your injury was caused by a pre-existing condition, not by what happened on the job.
Our law firm knows how to meet common challenges such as these. Attorney Cliff Eley focuses his practice on work injury cases. He will use his many years of experience to marshal the evidence to bring your claim forward in a positive light.
When Can You Make A Third-Party Claim?
As you know, you cannot sue your employer for on-the-job injuries. But if a subcontractor or someone else (the driver of a car that hit you while on the job, for example) caused your injury, you may have a third-party liability claim.
Our law firm can help you decide whether to bring such a claim. We can handle your workers' comp claim as well.
Keep in mind that you don't have to give up workers' comp benefits in order to bring a third-party claim. All you would have to do, if a third-party claim is successful, is pay back your workers' compensation insurer with part of the proceeds from the third-party claim.
Protect Your Rights · Contact An Experienced Lawyer
If you were injured at work, you are entitled to injured worker assistance. Call the Eley Law Firm in Denver at 866-371-3322 or 720-644-8759 for a free consultation with a workers' compensation lawyer. You can also contact us by filling out the email form on the Contact page.
We look forward to working with you on your case.