If you suffer an injury on the job, you may be worried about missing work, providing for your family, and paying off medical bills. However, depending on your employer and the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. At Reilly Law, we carefully review your case to determine if you are eligible for reimbursement. Then we guide you through the filing process and represent your best interests at every turn. At our firm, we understand that you may need compensation for rehabilitation or because you have sustained a permanent disability. Rest assured, we are devoted to protecting your rights and helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.
In Colorado, most companies with at least one employee must provide workers’ compensation coverage to employees. However, there are some exceptions. The following types of employees are not eligible to receive workers’ compensation:
When you contact our firm, we help you understand the law as well as your legal options. By carefully assessing your case, we can determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation and help you plan your next move.
If you suffer an injury at work, unless your condition is life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention, you should first notify your employer in writing within four days of your injury, even if you have reported it verbally. Your employer should then file an Employer’s First Report of Injury within 10 days of your injury, which begins the workers’ comp claim process. If you suffer an injury or illness that causes you to miss three days or three shifts at work, the insurer has 20 days from the date that the First Report of Injury was filed to determine whether your claim is accepted and benefits will be paid.
If your claim is denied, our firm will help you file an appeal. Furthermore, if your employer fails to file your workers’ compensation claim on your behalf, our firm can assist you in filing a claim with the state Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Depending on the nature of your injury, you may be entitled to receive temporary or permanent disability benefits. If you suffer a temporary injury and are eligible to receive workers’ compensation, you may receive benefits until one of the following occurs:
If your doctor determines that you have suffered a permanent total disability, you will receive benefits at the temporary disability rate for the remainder of your life. Injured Colorado workers may also receive benefits for permanent partial disabilities, such as:
Whether you suffer a permanent or temporary job injury, our firm is determined to be your voice and help you obtain the compensation you need to resume your life.
Reilly Law is committed to helping injured workers in Denver obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they need and deserve. Call 720-502-1621 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation at our Lakewood office.