A serious injury or illness contracted on the job can be devastating and change your life forever. The burden of your injury and illness makes it difficult to go about everyday life let alone deal with the insurance company. But in order to collect compensation, you must act quickly and know how to deal with the insurance company. That is why you should hire an experienced Denver worker’s comp attorney to help you with your claim.
You may be entitled to compensation, but you must act quickly. Your worker’s compensation claim must be filed within four working days if you were working in Denver. You must also see the doctor designated by your employer in order to be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits. If you have problems with your employer’s doctor, our work injury lawyers can help you switch doctors.
Then, your employer must file a claim with your insurance company within 10 days. After your employer has filed your claim, the insurance company will either approve or deny your claim. If your claim is denied, you have 45 days to file an application to dispute the claim and schedule a hearing. Our Colorado worker’s compensation lawyers can file this claim for you and represent you at your hearing with the insurance company.
The benefits you will receive are dependent on the type of injury suffered at the workplace. You have the right to receive payment of your medical bills and a portion of your wages from the time you missed at work. If you are permanently disabled, you will receive weekly payments for your disability. We can help you negotiate for a lump-sum payment if you do not want weekly payments. If a loved one died on the job, the family will be eligible to receive up to $7,000 to cover funeral costs.
Our Denver workers’ comp attorneys are here to help you and your family recover your quality of life after a serious injury at work. Contact the Frickey Law Firm today to see what worker’s compensation benefits you might be entitled to.