When you have been injured on the job, and you file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, your goal is to get back to work, but more importantly, to recover your health. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. Depending on the nature of your injury, it may be that you are never able to return to full health, and in some cases, you may not be able to return to work in your profession, or any other line of work. Because the workers’ compensation system is extremely complicated, and because the workers’ compensation insurance company will certainly have attorneys protecting their interests, it is important that you speak with an experienced Denver workers’ compensation insurance attorney to protect your interests. This becomes particularly important in the event that you are unable to return to work, and it is not always clear at the beginning that you will be permanently disabled.
Denver workers’ compensation attorney Robert Paysinger has helped many Coloradans who were injured on the job to recover the full, fair value of their workers’ compensation claim. From ensuring that you receive appropriate medical care, to making sure that you can support your family in the event that you have to miss work for an extended period, the Law Offices of Robert Paysinger has years of experience supporting injured employees.
In order to collect on a workers’ compensation claim, you need to be treated by a physician that is chosen by the insurance company. The company is required to offer you at least two physicians to choose between, but you are not free to simply be treated by your own family doctor. At some point, the treating physician will determine that you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement, or MMI. If when you reach MMI, you are unable to return to work at any job, and therefore unable to earn a living, you are entitled to Permanent Total Disability benefits. In this case, the insurance company will have to pay you 2/3 of your normal wages for the rest of your life. It is very likely that the insurance company will try to avoid paying this benefit, and a Denver workers’ compensation law firm will become even more important to you in ensuring that you are able to get any ongoing medical care that you need, as well as providing for yourself and your family.
You can imagine that the insurance company will be very hesitant to approve payment of Permanent Total Disability benefits. In fact, it is very rare for this benefit to be paid without an order from the judge determining that the employee is permanently disabled. In order to qualify, it needs to be decided that you will never be able to work again in any field, full- or part-time.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact dedicated Denver workers’ compensation attorney Robert Paysinger immediately to protect your rights, and ensure that you receive the full, fair value of your claim. In extreme cases, where you will never be able to work again, Robert can take your case before a judge. From receiving the medical care that you need, to filing for Permanent Total Disability benefits, the Law Offices of Robert Paysinger are ready to stand with you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Robert today at (303)279-0221.
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