Mention workers’ compensation and most people immediately picture a victim who was harmed in a serious industrial accident. While these types of accidents can and do happen, virtually any worker in any industry can be injured at work. Because of this, it is important for Colorado workers to understand exactly what workers’ compensation benefits are and what they cover.
The vast majority of employees in Colorado are covered by workers’ compensation insurance through their employers. When a worker is injured during the course of completing his or her work duties, workers’ compensation should cover that worker’s lost wages and related medical bills. This is true even if the victim was either partially or wholly responsible for the injuries, which is due to the state’s no-fault system.
However, due to the complex nature of the workers’ compensation system, achieving the necessary compensation is not always easy. Even if compensation is granted upon a victim’s first filing, there is no guarantee that the compensation will be sufficient. Medical, lost wages, disability and even death benefits all require sufficient evidence to achieve.
Whether through repetitive motions, faulty equipment or even toxic workplaces, Colorado workers who have been injured on the job deserve compensation that is sufficient to address their injuries. At our firm, we take the time to investigate accidents and collect all of the relevant legal documents that are necessary to file for workers’ compensation benefits. By providing this invaluable service, we support not only the legal needs of our clients, but their emotional needs as well.