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Workplace Injuries

Colorado Workplace Injury Rights Attorneys Stand With You

Getting hurt at work can be especially complicated. In addition to the questions that people with potential personal injury claims have, you may have other questions related to your job, like: How do I get back to work? And, what if I lose my job? You need someone to guide you. That’s where Law Offices of Clifton Black comes in.

If you’re injured at work, your first avenue to recovery is through a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation claims in Colorado are governed by the Colorado Workers Compensation Act (CRS 8-14.5). However, what if the injury was caused by a third party?

You may also be entitled to recover against a third party whose negligence caused your accident. Maybe you were working off site and the property you were working on had a faulty staircase that caused injury, or you were driving on the clock and were hit by a car, or a contractor on site caused your injury. In these cases, you may have an additional route to recover against the at-fault party.

A qualified, experienced attorney will help you determine whether you have a valid third-party claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.

What Am I Entitled To If I’m Injured at Work?

Third party liability claims allow you to seek significantly more compensation than what you are entitled to under workers’ compensation. If you’re injured at work by a third party, you may be entitled to recover the following:

  • Cost of medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury
  • Lost wages
  • Reasonable expenses incurred as a result of the injury (transportation to/from medical care, additional equipment needed to perform work after injury, etc.)
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Disability – inability and/or difficulty performing the tasks and actions you used to perform without problem before the injury
  • Disfigurement – Any visible deformity, from cuts and bruises to loss of limbs, caused by the injury
  • Loss of normal life – An injury will have an impact on your normal everyday life, and you are entitled to compensation for this
  • Property damage

Compare this to what you are entitled to recover from a simple workers’ compensation claim:

  • Cost of medical care
  • Temporary or Permanent partial disability – when you can work, but with some limitations
  • Temporary or Permanent total disability – when you can’t work at all
  • Replacement income when your injuries keep you from returning to work
  • Mileage and parking for medical care.

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