Working in a Colorado correctional institution can be dangerous work. The men and women who go “behind the wall” to protect the rest of us are tasked with maintaining order. In the performance of their duties, the potential for suffering an injury that leads to permanent disability or death is ever present.
Injuries can be suffered during anything from a fall to intervening in a fight involving inmates. With all of the potentially dangerous events that can occur in a correctional institution, even an incident that seems innocuous can result in a debilitating injury. Regardless of how the injury was suffered, recovering from it could require a significant amount of medical treatment and physical therapy.
During your time away from your job, workers’ compensation benefits are available to help with the inevitable financial burdens that often arise. Benefits are available to pay for medical costs and other medical related expenses. Moreover, the loss of income can be at least partially compensated during recovery, and the benefits are not usually taxable at either the federal or state level. If the injuries prevent you from returning to work, disability benefits could be provided as well as a compensation package for lost income.
Working as a correctional officer is a difficult job. When you suffer a permanent disability while on-the-job, it is only right that you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled through the Colorado workers’ compensation system. Consulting with an attorney knowledgeable in the workings of the system can help you pursue receipt of those benefits. Visiting our firm’s website could provide you with a place to start.