Unfortunately, that isn’t the case much of the time. Your employer and their workers’ comp insurance company try to find cracks in your story or situation – in order to avoid paying your benefits in full.
Because they are a business, their interests may not be entirely aligned with yours.
Attorneys at The Babcock Law Firm, LLC specialize in helping injured workers like you obtain the benefits you’re entitled to under the law.
Types of Colorado Workers Compensation Benefits:
Medical – By Colorado statute, workers’ compensation is supposed to cover all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to your on-the-job injury.
Temporary partial disability – If you are able to still work in a limited role during your treatment, temporary partial disability benefits bridge the difference between your reduced wages and 2/3 of your pre-injury wages.
Temporary total disability – If you cannot work at all during your medical treatment, temporary total disability benefits will pay up to 2/3 of your average weekly wage before your injury.
Permanent partial disability – If you underwent invasive medical treatment like surgery or have permanent limitations despite medical treatment, you are entitled to a cash payment up to a certain amount based on an “impairment rating” assigned by your physician.
Permanent total disability – If you are unable to work at all following treatment and there is no other employment or retraining options for you, you are considered totally disabled and entitled to wage replacement benefits up to a certain amount.
Death – If the ultimate misfortune happens, dependent spouses and children will receive benefits up to a certain amount. They receive help with funeral and burial expenses along with weekly wage replacement benefits.
If you have any questions about workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado, please Contact your lawyer at the Babcock Law Firm today for a free consultation!
About Mack Babcock:
Founder of the Babcock Law Firm, Mack Babcock has a diverse legal background coupled with a strong dedication to obtaining justice for his clients.
Mack belongs to several legal associations including the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Workers’ Compensation Educational Association and the Colorado Professionals in Workers’ Compensation. He is also included on Super Lawyers’ 2010 list of “Rising Stars” in Colorado.
Mack is also a husband and proud father of two young children. When he’s not with his family or vigorously fighting for the rights of clients as a workers’ compensation attorney, you will probably find him swimming at the pool or running and biking along Colorado’s scenic roads. He has competed in several marathons, road races and triathlons, including several half and full distance Ironman triathlons.