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Denver Workers' Compensation Attorney

Are you feeling lost after you or a loved one has experienced a workplace-related injury or illness? Are you overwhelmed with medical bills or dealing with insurance companies? Is your employer not being supportive after being injured at work?

At the Eley Law Firm, our Denver workers’ compensation attorneys can help. We focus our practice exclusively on helping people who suffer on-the-job injuries navigate Colorado’s complex workers’ compensation system. We understand our clients’ concerns, including being able to obtain the treatment they need, paying medical costs and ultimately getting back to work.

Attorney Clifford Eley has more than 30 years of experience and has helped hundreds of injured workers, like yourself, obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. Our firm will work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you get the care you or your loved one needs. We are dedicated to the rights of injured workers and have never represented an insurance company.

Throughout our years practicing law, we have helped injured workers in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits and determine when it may be appropriate to pursue legal action outside the workers’ compensation system.

If you’re looking for a trusted workers’ compensation lawyer in Denver, contact Eley Law Firm. We’re ready and willing to review your situation with a free, confidential case evaluation.

Our Services Are Focused On Protecting Your Rights

We realize you and your family rely upon workers’ compensation to help you through difficult times. That’s why we are ready to hit the ground running to help you pursue your claim for benefits.

A few examples of how a lawyer can be of assistance are:

  • Issuing proper notice to your employer and its insurance carrier to speed up the process of obtaining benefits
  • Obtaining the proper amount of benefits to replace your lost wages
  • Ensuring you obtain all necessary medical treatment as prescribed by your physician
  • Obtaining the proof your company’s insurance carrier will require before awarding benefits
  • Replacing all costs associated with your injury as allowed by law, including mileage costs incurred traveling to and from treatment
  • Negotiating settlements, including lump-sum payments or structured settlements, when doing so is in your best interests

Our Denver workplace injury attorneys represent injured workers in the Denver area and throughout the state of Colorado.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

In Colorado, workers’ compensation is the insurance program that protects employers and employees by providing a no-fault claims system for workplace injury or illness. Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical, lost wages, and other benefits to workers who are injured on the job.

When a workers’ compensation case goes smoothly, an injured employee receives benefits to cover their damages without going to court. Additionally, this system benefits the employer since, under the no-fault system, the employee is not eligible to sue them in court.

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Back Injury
The Eley Law Firm was able to overcome the doctor’s inaccurate opinion at a hearing and get the client a stable source of income for the rest of his life.
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Restaurant hostess suffered severe back injury while working. After going to the hearing and securing lost wage benefits for the client, the case settled for in excess of $300,000.
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The Eley Law Firm won at hearing and later was able to secure lifelong lost wage benefits for the client.
If Colorado Mandates Employers Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance, Why Would I Need A Lawyer?

All businesses with employees operating in Colorado arelegally required to have workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of the number of employees, whether the employees are part time or full time. Workers’ compensation insurance is purchased by an employer from an insurance agent, much like liability or auto insurance. The cost of workers’ compensation insurance cannot be passed on to employees.

A workers’ compensation lawyer can:

  • Help ensure that an injured worker receives the appropriate medical treatment and compensation for lost wages
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that an injured worker receives fair compensation
  • Provide legal representation in the appeals process if an employee’s claim is denied or disputed

While Colorado law prohibits employees from directly suing their employer for injuries sustained on the job (as the system is a no-fault system), a workers’ compensation lawyer can be crucial in helping an employee navigate the complex process of obtaining benefits. Ultimately, having a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer can help you know your rights and receive the benefits you are entitled to under the law.

The experienced attorneys at Eley Law Firm work with all types of industries. Our Denver healthcare worker injury attorneys can help you navigate the complex workers’ compensation system.  Or if you are represented by the Nurses’ Union, our nurse injury attorneys have experience in navigating many different types of workers’ compensation claims.

Defining Workplace Injury And Illness In Colorado

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which governs federal work condition standards, defines what does and does not constitute a workplace injury. OSHA defines an injury or illness as work-related “if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness.” This definition has some exceptions, as outlined by OSHA’s guidance.

An injury is not considered work-related under the following circumstances:

  • The employee caught a common cold or flu (called “ordinary diseases of life”) from a co-worker or member of the public.
  • The employee is in a motor vehicle accident resulting from their commute or the business’s parking lot.
  • The employee was injured while in the work environment, acting as a member of the public, not as an employee.
    • For example, an employee was off the clock and visiting a grocery store where he is employed full-time at the deli counter. If the off-the-clock employee slips and falls while on this premises, this would not likely be classified as a workers’ compensation case.
  • The employee’s injury or illness became apparent at work but not caused by work.
  • The employee was injured due to a voluntary health program provided by the employer.
  • The employee was injured or became ill due to the employee performing personal tasks at the business outside of their shift.
  • The employee’s injury resulted from personal grooming, self-medication for a non-work-related condition, or was intentionally self-inflicted.
  • The employee’s illness is a mental illness, and the employee has no documentation from a trained professional stating the mental illness is work-related.

Examples Of Specific Workplace Injuries In Colorado

Over our 30 years of experience in working with individuals who receive workplace injuries or illnesses, here are some common injuries that occur:

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Crushed and Amputated Limbs
  • Broken or Fractured Bones
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Repetitive Motion or Use Injuries (RMIs)
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Back or Neck Strains
  • Sprains or Torn Ligaments
  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Burns

The above injuries are a non-exhaustive list of injuries a worker could receive as a result of their employment in the Denver area.

If you were hurt at the job site, our Denver construction accident attorneys can help you determine and fight for the maximum compensation for your claim.

Eley Law Firm Is Denver’s Choice For Workers’ Compensation Cases

For 30 years, our expert workers’ compensation lawyers have supported injured Coloradan workers. During that time, we’ve helped hundreds of clients receive the compensation they deserve.

We’re so confident we can help you recover your workplace injury benefits that we promise you’ll never pay any fees unless we recover benefits on your behalf.

Reach out to the team to schedule your free Denver workers’ compensation case review today. We’ll examine the details surrounding you or your loved one’s case and help you determine your next steps.