Longmont Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
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Whether you work in a construction site or office, workers are susceptible to a wide range of work-related injuries and illnesses. Fortunately, if an employee suffers an injury while performing job duties, he/she is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits—no matter who caused the accident. However, there are many cases where employers and their insurers deny claims—even legitimate cases—in order to save money and protect their bottom line.
If you’ve been hurt in a work-related accident in Colorado, our Longmont workers’ compensation lawyers at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can help you recover your entitled benefits to make the best possible recovery from injury. We have extensive experience guiding clients through the workers’ compensation system in Colorado and the knowledge and resources to get the results you desire.
Colorado Workers’ Compensation Laws
Workers’ compensation insurance covers injuries and illnesses on the job—even if the accident was caused by the injured employee. In exchange, the employee loses the right to file a lawsuit against the employer. Independent contractors, part-time domestic workers, and farm workers who make less than $2,000 a year are not eligible for workers ‘compensation.
Workers’ compensation benefits pay for medical expenses and lost wages. However, injured workers cannot collect non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
The following are the benefits provided by the state’s workers’ compensation insurance:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) – When an employee is temporarily but not completely disabled and unable to perform work duties.
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) – When an employee returns to the job but with modified duties and lower wages and hours.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) – When an employee is completely and permanently disabled due to a workplace injury or illness.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) – When an employee’s body part or system experiences a permanent loss of function.
Speak with Our Legal Team Today!
Due to the complexities of the legal system, you may need a lawyer to guide you through the process and ensure you obtain the maximum benefits. Whether you need help filing a claim or your initial claim was denied, our Longmont workers’ compensation lawyers can protect your rights and best interests.
For more information, contact us and schedule a consultation.