The Colorado Workers’ Compensation Law Firm of Robert Paysinger
Experiencing any type of injury on the job can be unnerving and stressful. Injuries can be of varying degrees of severity, causing full or partial disability-leaving you unable to work. The inability to provide for your family will only add to the stressfulness of the situation. This can lead to psychological suffering as great as the physical pain. Having your employer view your injury less seriously than you do will only increase your frustration.
Even though your injury may be severe- preventing you from performing some, or all of your regular work tasks- your employer may assume you are trying to take advantage of the company, and will therefore attempt to limit your compensation for the injury. If you have been injured on the job and your benefits are being unfairly denied, you need to contact a Colorado worker’s compensation attorney with expertise in the area of workers’ compensation to guide you through the complex Workers’ Compensation Law.
Colorado Workers’ Compensation Law
If you have been injured at work, notify your supervisor immediately before obtaining any medical attention. However, if you have suffered a life or limb-threatening injury while on the job, seek prompt medical attention at the closest emergency room and then notify your employer in writing. A life or limb-threatening injury is one that threatens your well-being in such a way that it necessitates immediate medical care.
Your employer may retain the services of a specific medical provider, in which case you will be required to visit this provider for medical attention. Seeking care from any other provider may result in nonpayment of your benefits, leaving you responsible for payment. You may chose your own medical provider if your employer does not designate one.
Even if you have informed your employer verbally of your injury, you are required by law to give written notice within four days of the accident which caused the injury. Failure to do so may result in a monetary penalty equivalent to one day’s compensation per each day’s procrastination, as long as your employer posted signage alerting you to this stipulation. Even if you delay in reporting the injury, you may still file a claim for benefits.
Sometimes payment disputes can necessitate administrative hearings. Hearings of this nature will be held in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). After examining the evidence the evidence, the ALJ will determine whether or not the worker is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and if so, how much. As with all workers’ compensation benefit disputes, the burden of proof lies with the employee. A knowledgeable Colorado workers’ compensation attorney can assist you this procedure.
Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you have been injured on the job, or have developed an occupational illness, contact the Law Offices of Robert Paysinger immediately to discuss all of your options. The Denver workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Paysinger not only possess a thorough understanding of the Colorado workers’ compensation statutes, but also know how to work with insurance companies to ensure that you receive a full, fair value after an injury on the job. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Robert today at (303) 279-0221.
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