Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Securing your right to workers’ compensation benefits
Most employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If you have been injured on the job, you are probably entitled to benefits through your employer’s insurance carrier, regardless of fault.
The workers’ compensation system amounts to a tradeoff. If an employer is properly insured, the employer is protected from personal injury claims of its employees. On the other hand, the worker is entitled to benefits if he or she is hurt at work, even if the worker is partially or wholly at fault for the injury.
Once a valid claim is established, you as the injured worker are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical benefits: lost wages while you can't work (generally equal to two-thirds of your “average weekly wage”); permanent disability benefits if you are permanently disabled; and disfigurement benefits (for scarring and the like). Types of workers’ compensation claims our firm has handled include:
- Obtaining permanent total disability benefits (lifetime benefits) for a non-English speaking injured worker;
- Establishing benefits for a woman injured while waiting to commence a trip to Utah for the camp she worked for; and
- Representing a hospital worker with a painful back injury to maximize monetary and future medical benefits.
No legal fees unless and until we win your workers’ compensation benefits
In most cases, The Law Offices of Jeffrey L. Skovron P.C. will represent injured workers on a contingency basis — meaning that we only get paid if you secure disability benefits. Hiring our firm will provide clients with the peace of mind that comes with having an attorney handle the matter and knowing that they are getting the benefits to which they are entitled.
Often, clients retain our services when they are having trouble with their claims. For example, the doctor may have released them to work when they believe they need more medical care. The disability payments may seem too low based upon their earnings prior to injury. Or they do not like the doctor the employer sent them to but don't know how to change physicians within the systems. While in many cases the insurance company will provide benefits in accordance with the law , injured workers need to understand that insurance companies often strive to pay out as little in benefits as may be legally justifiable. Our firm will analyze your case and make sure you are receiving full benefits.
Call or contact us to schedule a free initial consultation: 303-442-2599.
From offices located in Boulder, the Law Offices of Jeffrey L. Skovron P.C. serves the Denver Metro and Front Range regions of Colorado.