If you have been injured on the job in Colorado, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. While there is no statute that says you must hire an attorney to file a claim, do you really want to go through the stress of administrative hearings and legal challenges on your own? The system can be complicated and you need to focus on regaining your health. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorney. At the law offices of Falgien Warr & Iyer, we’ll cut through the red tape and get you the compensation you deserve.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
In many ways, worker’s compensation is a great compromise. Under these laws, companies agree to maintain insurance that covers employees in the event of an injury or job-related illness. A worker can receive benefits regardless of the type of accident or whether they were at fault in most cases. In return for this wage security, employees cannot file civil lawsuits against their employers in most cases.
Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury
Workers’ compensation cases can get complex, but this no-fault system is here to protect you if you get hurt for any reason in the course and scope of your job. If you have been injured on the job, we know how to move your case forward and get you covered. We will fight back when the workers’ compensation carrier denies treatment, denies your claim, and tries to pay as little as possible. FWI has extensive experience dealing with all workers’ compensation carriers, can maximize your recovery, and help you through the difficult and complex Colorado Workers’ system.
How Does Colorado Workers’ Compensation Work?
In Colorado, a claim must be filed. FWI can file the claim on your behalf. If the insurance carrier accepts your claim, medical bills will be covered, and you should receive two-thirds of your average salary.
There are instances when insurance companies deny claims. They might assert that your injury is not work related or they may deny certain medical treatment. When this happens, you could find yourself in a tough economic situation with no money coming in and expenses mounting. Fortunately, an experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorney at FWI can help you fight the denials and fight for your rights at an administrative hearing.
Another issue some hard-working people face are companies that try to say that you are not an “employee.” Some businesses try to get around the cost of workers’ compensation insurance by paying cash or claiming you’re an independent contractor. They claim you work for yourself and not them. In many cases, that simply is not true. If a supervisor gives you direction and has control over things such as hours, wages and responsibilities, chances are you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and FWI can fight to get you classified as an employee so you can obtain workers’compensation benefits.
It’s important to work with an attorney that can navigate the workers’ compensation system. At Falgien Warr & Iyer, P.C. we value your well-being and will get you feeling better and back to being a Coloradan again.