You are a valuable asset to your employer. Your labor brings value to your organization, and you have pride in your performance. And when you are injured while you work, you deserve the benefits the law says you are entitled to. Often, the workers’ compensation carriers, or employers themselves, make injured workers feel that they don’t need, or deserve, workers’ compensation benefits. All Colorado workers are entitled to the same protections in the Workers’ Compensation Act.
Our attorneys and staff have unrivaled experience in handling, negotiating, and litigating workers’ compensation cases. We have represented and helped teachers, grocery checkers, utility workers, miners, truck drivers, traveling salespeople, retail workers, contractors, oilfield workers, mechanics, bakers, mental health workers, nurses, law enforcement officers, accountants, mill operators, sanitation workers, caretakers, and any other type of worker you can think of. Workers from all walks of life, have equal right to the benefits the law says you have the right to. If you have a problem during your workers’ compensation claim, our office has seen it before, and knows what steps to take.
Temporary Disability Benefits: We make sure wages lost due to your injury are paid promptly and at the right rate.
Medical Benefits: Whether you are having trouble getting prescription medications filled, or complicated surgeries approved, our experienced litigators will make sure you receive medical treatment your doctors want you to have. This includes medical care after the claim is over, if you need ongoing medical care or additional surgery later.
Permanent Disability Benefits: Sometimes, the workers’ compensation insurers don’t tell injured workers that their permanent disability rating could be paid at a higher rate. We ensure that you are compensated fairly and correctly for any permanent disability that results from your injury.
Third-Party Liability Claims: If an outside person caused or contributed to your workplace injury, we are ready to handle the workers’ compensation claim from start to finish, and then present your overall bill of damages in the subsequent personal injury case. See the Personal Injury section below for more details on that process.
Everyone deserves a fair opportunity. Our utmost responsibility is to be your advocate from start to finish.
Whether it’s a fender-bender that left you sore for months, a dangerously slippery floor that put you on the ground, or a life-changing auto accident, you are entitled to a full recovery for injuries that aren’t your fault. We perform a full review to make sure we know the limits of the at-fault party’s coverage for your particular injury, and to determine whether you have your own insurance coverage that will cover your damages if the at-fault party is unable to fully compensate you.
From the initial meeting, to helping you through your medical care, to drafting the formal complaint, to negotiation with all responsible parties, to filing litigation if negotiations fail, and all the way through trial if necessary, our attorneys are experts at making sure that you recover the most possible under the law for your injuries.
Medical Damages: We make sure that the full cost of your medical care from your injury is considered when the insurance company values your claim.
Economic Damages: If you lose wages from an injury, or will continue to lose wages in the long run from the injury, we ensure that those losses are calculated and presented to the responsible insurance company.
Non-Economic Damages: Our clients ask us about damages for pain and suffering or emotional distress from their injuries. These types of damages must be presented and calculated in a certain way to be effective, and should be coupled with claims for inconvenience, travel costs, and loss of companionship with loved ones. Let us help you make sure that these losses are taken seriously by insurance companies.
Permanent Impairment and Disfigurement: These principles of workers’ compensation law cross over into personal injury cases, and we use our expertise in both areas to make sure these damages aren’t swept under the rug.
Under-Insured or Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Did you know that your own automobile insurance policy likely has this type of coverage? If you don’t ask for it, you may be giving up tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in possible coverage. Make sure the insurance policy you paid for takes care of you when you need that help the most.
Don’t let the insurance companies tell you that your injuries are minor, or that your claim is only worth what they think it is. Make sure your rights are protected.
Social Security Disability
If you are injured or have a medical condition that prevents you from earning any wages for 12 consecutive months, then you are disabled, and you are eligible for Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) benefits. Some individuals may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits, SSDI benefits, or both. Our experienced litigation team is ready to advise you on how to apply for these benefits, and then take your case to an administrative hearing if your benefits are denied. About 70 to 80% of all applications are denied the first time – do not be discouraged!
However, the process for seeking disability benefits can be long, arduous, confusing, and require specific actions. Make sure you have a legal team dedicated to your well-being help you not just make it to a hearing, but prevail in front of a judge, or in your appeal.
Social Security Disability (“SSDI”): Let us guide you through the lengthy and confusing process of obtaining SSDI benefits.
Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”): If circumstances outside your control have led to a drastic drop in your income, we will assist you as you seek SSI benefits so that you can pay your bills and feed your family.
Appeals: If your claim is wrongfully denied after a hearing, we will appeal your denial, and stay with you to the end.
Representation at Administrative Hearings: Our team has prepared for and won countless administrative hearings for Social Security benefits. Don’t go before a judge alone.
Assistance with Necessary Claim Preparation: Certain types of evidence – medical, vocational, and otherwise – must be provided and presented to judges in order to prevail at administrative hearings. We know how to obtain and prepare evidence to put you in the best position to prevail at a hearing.
Don’t go through this difficult process alone. We are ready to join with you to get the benefits you are entitled to.