Overcoming Challenges In Workers’ Comp Cases
The ability to respond well to challenges is crucial in any context. That’s why resilience and problem-solving are among the most important life skills.
It’s no different in the workers’ compensation arena. For an injured worker, finding and choosing a law firm with a proven ability to overcome challenges is a key step forward in asserting your workers’ comp claim.
At Eley Law Firm, in Denver, we have this ability. Attorney Cliff Eley has been helping people throughout Colorado overcome challenges in workers’ comp cases for more than 30 years. Give us a call today to arrange a confidential consultation about your specific situation.
What Obstacles Are You Facing?
Every individual case is of course unique. But there are certain common challenges that many injured workers face. These include:
- Denied claim — The workers’ compensation insurance company for your employer may deny your claim. In formal terms, this is called a “notice of contest.” But you still have a right to a hearing. At this hearing, you can present evidence to an administrative law judge about why your claim should be approved. Our law firm can guide you through this process.
- Dispute about medical condition — An initial denial of your workers’ comp claim can make it difficult to meet this need or to get your medical bills paid. If you have been receiving treatment, the workers’ comp insurance company may also contend that you have reached maximum medical improvement — and that treatment should therefore stop. We can take your side in these disputes and marshal the medical evidence to support your claim.
- Pre-existing conditions — The workers’ comp insurance company may try to argue that your injury was caused by a pre-existing condition, not by what happened on the job. We know how to counter these tactics and have the experience to do so effectively.
- Returning to work — All sorts of issues can arise regarding returning to work. There may be questions about whether you can do your old job or whether it is time to be retrained for another. In some cases, you may even need to go on disability. Our law firm stands ready to protect your rights and assert your interests as you move forward.
Overcoming challenges is a key part of life and a key part of Colorado workers’ compensation law as well. We encourage you to contact us by phone to discuss how an experienced lawyer can help you overcome the challenges in your workers’ comp case. Or, if you prefer, complete our online form.