Denver Work Injury Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been injured while on the job? At Eley Law Firm, we know the toll this can take on you and your family. That’s why we’re serious about getting the victims of workplace injuries the compensation they deserve.

Don’t let a workplace injury hold you back – contact Eley Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Examples Of Workplace Injuries In Colorado

The Occupational Health And Safety Administration (OSHA) states that an injury is work-related based on whether the “events or exposures occurring in the work environment” caused the injury or illness.

With that basic understanding of what constitutes a workplace injury, it’s clear that workplace injuries can take many different forms. Here are a few examples:

  • Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Sprains or Tears
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Strained Back
  • Broken or Fractured Bones
  • Burns
  • Crushed or Amputated Limbs

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the top three most common workplace injury causes are exposure to harmful substances, overexertion, and slips and falls. While not clearly defined in law, our catastrophic work accident attorneys can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injury that leaves you permanently disabled.

Workers’ Compensation Law In Colorado

An employer is mandated to carry workers’ compensation coverage when they have a business with more than one employee; most employees will be protected under Colorado workers’ compensation law.

However, certain individuals may engage in business activities but not be eligible for coverage.

Some examples are

  1. Independent contractors
  2. Volunteers
  3. Inmates performing penal labor
  4. Drivers with lease agreements under a carrier
  5. Commission-based real estate agents
  6. Less than full-time domestic, maintenance, or repair workers for a private homeowner owner
  7. Federal employees and railroad workers are covered by the Federal Employers Compensation Act (FECA)
  8. Seasonal and Farm Workers

The above list is not comprehensive. To fully understand the potential eligibility of those receiving workers’ compensation, an individual should explore the definition of “employee” under Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act.

If you’re unsure what set of laws or rules your situation falls under, contact the Denver workplace injury experts at Eley Law Firm today for a free consultation in your case.

Why Hire A Workplace Injury Lawyer In Denver?

If an employee is already covered under an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, you might wonder why someone would hire a workplace injury lawyer.

While, in theory, an employee or their family could navigate the complexities of a workers’ compensation case without the aid of an attorney, a victim could likely miss out on potential financial benefits because the settlement offer was too low or won’t cover all the costs in a case. In that example, it’s likely time to find a trusted Denver workplace injury lawyer.

A legal partner like the manufacturing accident attorneys at Eley Law Firm would be able to work with you to ensure you get the benefits you deserve due to your workers’ compensation claim. And, in the uncommon event that you would be eligible to go outside the workers’ compensation system, Eley Law is not afraid to bring suit against an employer.

Eley Law Is The Mile High City’s Preferred Workplace Injury Law Team

With our proven track record of success in the Denver area for over 30 years, the Eley Law Firm has the expertise and resources to guide you through the complex workers’ compensation system and fight for your rights.
We’re offering free, no-obligation case reviews to victims of workplace injury accidents. Request yours today.

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