Get Answers To Your Workers’ Compensation Questions
An on-the-job injury can wreak havoc in your life. The denial of a workers' compensation claim can mean financial difficulties. At the Stout & Casey, we will help you pursue full workers' comp benefits.
Colorado Workers' Compensation Laws
If you are injured or become ill at work, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits may include payment for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs and more. Colorado workers' compensation laws are complex, but at Stout & Casey in Greeley and Fort Collins, we will take the time to answer your questions and keep you updated on how your claim progresses.
Workers' Comp Q & A
Here are some of the most common questions about workers' compensation:
- Who pays for workers' compensation insurance? Your employer pays for this insurance, which covers work-related injuries and diseases.
- Can I see my own doctor? You must see the doctor your employer has designated first. If you see your own doctor first, you may have to pay for all medical bills.
- What does "make whole" mean? Once you have used up your injury leave, your employer will use your sick leave to account for the other one-third of your wages not paid by temporary total disability benefits.
- If my employer offers me a position with modified duty, should I take it? Yes, if the position meets the restrictions placed on you by your doctor. Should you choose to refuse the position, then your lost wages benefit will end.
These are just a few of the questions you may have about workers' compensation. We have extensive experience with workers' comp claims and appeals, and we are always available to answer your questions.
You Have Four Days To Report Your Work Injury
An injured worker must tell his or her employer about the work-related accident and injury within four working days of when the injury occurred.
Colorado Is A Workers' Compensation No-Fault System
This essentially means that an employer must pay benefits for your injury regardless of who was liable or at fault for the injury and the accident.
Getting Full And Fair Compensation
An on-the-job injury can result in temporary or permanent disability. We will advocate tirelessly for you to get the full and fair compensation you deserve. We will guide you through the process, standing beside you from start to finish.
Take advantage of a free and confidential consultation by calling our office today.