Monday, February 15, 2016

I Was Injured in a Car Accident on the Job. What Are My Workers Compensation Rights?

Did you report the injury immediately to your employer?

Did you seek medical attention?

Are you unable to work because of your injury?

If you were injured in a car accident on the job it’s important to report your injury to your employer immediately. Employers must file an injury report to the Division of Workers’ Compensation within 3 days of the date of your injury. Otherwise, you may have a hard time if you suffer repercussions from your injury later.  
Steamboat Springs Workers Compensation

However, depending on the facts of the case, our attorneys may be able to maximize all the benefits you’re entitled to. We can’t promise anything, but we will fight for what’s rightfully yours!

What does this actually mean? It means that it always makes sense to consult with an attorney first. No matter what ends up happening with your case, we’ll let you know whether or not an attorney is needed immediately or at all.

In general, workers’ compensation will cover two things: lost wages and medical expenses. Your employer is required to pay you at least two thirds of what you would normally make while you recover, and you may get additional benefits depending on the seriousness of your injury or the length of your recovery.

If you want to file a claim for workers compensation benefits against your employer in the Western Slope region, but would like to ensure that your rights are protected, call our Steamboat workers compensation attorney today!

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Monday, February 1, 2016

“What if My Injury Bothers Me Again in The Future?”

Were you injured in an accident at work?

Have your workers compensation benefits run out?

Are you having a hard time paying for your medical bills because of an injury sustained years earlier?

Are you considering trying to reopen your case?
Steamboat Springs Workers Compenstaion

It always makes sense to consult with an attorney first. No matter what the facts, we’ll let you know whether or not you need a Steamboat Springs workers compensation attorney immediately or at all. It’s hard enough to make insurance companies pay up the first time, so most likely you’ll need a lawyer by your side fighting for your rights.

According to the Colorado Workers Compensation Act, 8-43-303, regarding the reopening of a case:

(1)    At any time within six years after the date of injury, the director or an administrative law judge may, after notice to all parties, review and reopen any award on the ground of fraud, an overpayment, an error, a mistake, or a change in condition, except for those settlements entered into pursuant to section 8-43-204 in which the claimant waived all right to reopen an award; but a settlement may be reopened at any time on the ground of fraud or mutual mistake of material fact.

We’ve been representing injured workers on the Western Slope of Colorado for over 50 years, longer than any other Steamboat Springs workers compensation attorney. Our practice is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and we represent clients in the surrounding areas from Grand Junction, Aspen, Rifle, Steamboat, Craig, to the entire Vail Valley.

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For more information about Steamboat Springs workers compensation, visit us at, or contact us here!