Denver Workers' Compensation Attorneys
If you have suffered an on-the-job work injury or occupational illness, you may be able to receive disability benefits from your employer's workers' compensation insurance company. However, insurance companies and employers often try to keep their workers' comp costs low by delaying or denying benefits to injured workers. When such issues occur, you need to contact a Denver workers' compensation attorney.
At The Frickey Law Firm in Lakewood and Denver, Colorado, we help workers obtain the full amount of workers' compensation benefits they are entitled by law to receive. We have helped workers with all types of injuries and occupational illnesses. To learn how we can be of assistance to you, please contact our law firm today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
Dedicated Lakewood, Colorado, Workers' Comp Lawyers
Are you applying for workers' compensation benefits? Have your benefit payments been denied, delayed, or terminated? Let one of our experienced workers' compensation attorneys review your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.
After an Injury
If you have been injured on the job in Denver, you must notify your employer in writing within four working days. If your employer has designated a doctor to treat work-related injuries, you must see that doctor in order for workers' compensation to pay the bills. If you are having problems with the doctor your company has assigned to you, we can help you change doctors. Your employer must also notify the insurance company of the injury within 10 days.
If your claim in denied, you have 45 days to file an application for a hearing to dispute the denial. We can represent you at this hearing or at any step in the process.
Injured workers have a right to receive payment of their medical expenses and a portion of their wages while they are unable to return to work. Temporary disability benefits differ for temporary partial disability (TPD) and temporary total disability (TTD).
Workers' comp also pays various sums for three different types of permanent disabilities. If you are awarded permanent disability payments, we can help you receive a lump-sum payment rather than weekly benefits. Survivors of those who died on the job are eligible to receive funeral expenses of $7,000 in addition to a death benefit.
Because our Denver workers' compensation law firm offers comprehensive legal services to injured people, our attorneys will analyze your case to determine whether you can file a third-party claim against someone other than your employer. Under the Colorado Workers' Compensation Act, employees cannot sue their employers. You can, however, pursue financial compensation from someone else, for example, the driver of a car that hit you while you were driving as part of your job. This is known as a 'double dip' and we can handle both claims for you — the personal injury case against the negligent driver as well as your workers' compensation claim.