Denver Warehouse Accident Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been injured in a Denver warehouse accident? If this describes your situation, you may have recourse to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer.

Eley Law Firm specializes in workers’ compensation cases and helping injured employees get back on their feet. After 30 years of specializing in workers’ comp, we know that this complex system can be frustrating and overwhelming.

Schedule your free, no-obligation Denver warehouse accident case review today.

Understanding Warehouses

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that over 750,000 Americans were employed in the Warehousing and Storage sector in 2021.

Examples of warehouse jobs include:

  • Material Movers
  • Material Handlers
  • Receiving Associates
  • Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
  • Stock Clerks
  • Order Fillers
  • Transporation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Shockingly, the number of fatalities in this sector doubled from 2020 to 2021. In Colorado alone, 112 individuals lose their lives each year due to workplace injuries.

How Could Someone Be Injured In A Warehouse?

There are several ways that individuals can be injured while working in a warehouse:

  • Forklift Accidents
  • Falling Products
  • Slips and Falls
  • Collapsed Shelving
  • Machinery Operation Accidents
  • Overexertion
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Exposure to Toxic or Harmful Materials or Substances

Workers’ Compensation Issues Facing Warehouse Employees

Workers’ compensation is enshrined in law under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act, found under articles 14.5, 40-47, 55, and 67. This act governs how employed persons receive compensation for injuries or illnesses in the workplace.

Workers’ compensation is a No-Fault system, meaning that the employer or employee does not have to assume responsibility for the accident to be able to access benefits.

Ideally, an employee with a work-related injury will have adequate time off to receive medical attention and physical therapy. Additionally, an employer’s workers’ compensation program should reimburse for medical appointments they receive due to the injury.

How A Denver Warehouse Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You

While we hope that most employers support employees as they seek to heal after a work-related accident, that’s sadly not always the case. After an employee seeks proper coverage for their incident, an employer may deny the claim that the injury in question was work-related.

That’s the start of what a Denver warehouse accident lawyer can do for you. Attorneys that specialize in workers’ compensation can:

  • Collect Documentation of the Injury
  • Represent the Injured Party in a Liability Claim Hearing
  • Assist With Submitting Paperwork Accurately and On-Time
  • Work With Benefits Adjuster to Change Benefits Received
  • Reopen A Past Workers’ Comp Claim Due to Error, Fraud or a Change in Condition

Additionally, an attorney can also assist with employers who illegally do not have workers’ compensation insurance. They also can bring a civil action against a third party in addition to assisting with a workers’ compensation claim (such as suing the manufacturer of a defective piece of machinery).

Get Benefits And Justice After Your Denver Warehouse Accident

At Eley Law Firm, we know what it takes to go up against employers – and we don’t back down from a legal battle. We’re so confident in our ability to win your case that we never take a cent in compensation unless we can recover maximum benefits in your warehouse accident case.

So don’t wait – get your free Denver warehouse accident case review today.

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