Friday, January 15, 2016

Who Actually Pays for Worker’s Compensation?

Are you wondering who’s paying your workers compensation?

Are you worried your earnings are being deducted to cover your workers compensation benefits?

In the State of Colorado, businesses are required to purchase workers compensation insurance if they have one or more employees. However, if you feel like you’re being misled, consult with a Vail workers compensation attorney today to ensure that your rights are protected. 

According to Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act, “Workers’ compensation insurance coverage is paid by the employer. Employers purchase insurance coverage through a commercial insurance carrier or, if qualified, through self-insurance programs. No portion of the premium may be deducted from an employee’s wages.” So, don’t worry!

We’ve been representing injured workers on the Western Slope of Colorado for over 50 years, longer than any other Vail workers compensation attorney in the area. We’ll ensure your rights are protected and make sure you’re not being deprived out of what’s rightfully yours.

Aggressively pursuing all the benefits you deserve while also dealing with an illness or injury can be exhausting, which is why the services of workers’ compensation lawyers like Kaufman & Kaufman are so valuable. You won’t find anyone else as experienced with Vail workers’ compensation- we can help you get each and every dollar you deserve, and we’ll keep you in the loop as we do.

To learn more about the benefits you’re entitled to and how you can make sure you get them, fill out the information form on our site or call us at (970) 945-2396. You can schedule a free confidential meeting to talk with an experienced Vail workers’ compensation attorney and plan your strategy. No fees unless you win!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Why You Need to File a Workers Compensation Claim in Vail Now!

Were you injured in a work accident in Vail, CO?
Are you struggling to pay out of pocket for medical expenses?

You don’t have to struggle! You can file for workers compensation benefits today if you believe your injury occurred while working on the job.
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According to Colorado workers compensation law, “you have two years from the date you were injured to file your claim.” The only exemption is if you have a good reason under the law that you couldn't file for up to three years, otherwise you could lose your benefits!

Also, “it is your employer’s responsibility to file the claim on your behalf. Within ten days of the time you notify your employer of your injury, your employer must file an Employer’s First Report of Injury form with its insurance company if:
  • you've been out for more than three shifts or more than three days
  • you have suffered a permanent injury, or
  • you have an occupational disease (meaning, an illness that has arisen due to conditions on the job).”

Vail Workers Compensation Attorney Fighting for You!

We’re willing to take on many cases that other attorneys find too difficult. Almost no case is too big or too small! We’ll investigate your case thoroughly and make sure you’re not being deprived out of what’s rightfully yours.

Let us help you today! Call (970) 945-2396 now to schedule your FREE initial consultation with a Vail workers compensation attorney. Enter your location at the bottom of this web page to receive step-by-step directions.