In the state of Colorado, Article 41 of the Colorado code, establishes a system called Workers’ Compensation to ensure that injured workers are provided with benefits by their employers for any injury that occurs at the workplace. Employers either self-insure or purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover the costs of providing benefits to injured workers. These benefits include payments for medical costs, lost wages, disability benefits and other statutory benefits as defined by law. The type and extent of injury will determine the type(s) of benefits that the injured worker is to receive.
There are many different types of injuries that can occur in the workplace and necessitate a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. No matter what the cause of your injury, however, you need to have legal representation from an experienced Boulder Colorado workers’ compensation law firm in order to ensure you receive the full work injury benefits the law allows. Residents of Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Broomfield, Greeley, Ft. Collins, Superior, Denver and the entire Colorado Front Range can get the help they need from The Dominick Law Firm in their workers’ compensation case. Contact us today online or via phone at (303) 447-2644 to learn more.
Types of Colorado Work Injuries
Work injuries may occur as a result of an accident while you are performing work duties. Work injuries may also develop over time as a result of your job. In some cases, the injury and its connection to work is simple to prove, such as when you working on a construction site and fall off of a ladder. In other cases, such as when you are exposed to a toxin at work or develop repetitive stress conditions, proving the work connection becomes a bit more challenging- although not impossible.
Because most people often think only of work accidents when they hear about workers’ compensation claims, they may not be aware of all of the different types of injuries that can be tied back to work. Some examples of injuries that may be considered work related include:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Heart attacks
- Repetitive lifting injuries
- Knee injuries
- Lifting, pushing, turning and pulling injuries
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)
- Occupational diseases
- Asbestos injuries
These are just a few examples of the types of Colorado work injuries that may occur. Remember that if the injury happened because you were doing your job, it is a work injury. This is true even if it happened while out of your standard office environment, such as if you were attending a required company event or running an errand for your boss. As such, whenever you believe that you have suffered some harm or medical consequence because of doing your job, you should consult with an experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorney for guidance and advice.
The Dominick Law Firm can help you to understand the definition of a work injury under Colorado workers’ compensation laws and under the specific policy your employer has in place. Our Boulder workers’ compensation firm has assisted clients with workers’ comp claims throughout Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Broomfield, Greeley, Ft. Collins, Superior, Denver and the entire Colorado Front Range. If you live in this area and need assistance understanding or enforcing your workers’ compensation rights, contact us today at (303)447-2644 or using our online form to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help.