If you’ve been injured on the job, you have rights under the law. Workers’ compensation is in place to protect people who get injured in the normal course of their job, but it can be challenging to navigate. Knowing when to hire a workers’ comp lawyer is essential to making sure you get the benefits to which you are entitled. Contact our Colorado Springs workers’ comp lawyers at Heuser & Heuser, LLP to get your free case review today. Getting help is just that easy!
Getting Help is Just That Easy!
All it takes to get help with your case is a simple phone call to set up your free consultation. It’s just that easy!
You Deserve Workers' Comp Benefits
If you’ve been hurt doing your normal job duties, you deserve workers’ comp benefits, and we’re to help you get what you deserve every step of the way.
We Know What You’re Going Through
It can be devastating when your workers’ comp claim is denied the first time around. It’s frustrating and scary when you’re facing mounting medical bills and you aren’t getting the benefits you need to make ends meet. Plus, the stress and frustration can hold you back from focusing your energy on what’s most important: your recovery. At Heuser & Heuser, LLP, we’ve seen so many people come through our doors who are suffering just like you, and it is our mission to serve as your compassionate allies as we help you navigate the worker’s compensation system.
When you need help seeking the workers’ comp benefits you’re entitled to, our Colorado Springs workers’ compensation lawyers at Heuser & Heuser are here for you. We can give you the best shot to fight for the benefits you deserve. Don’t go it alone; call us at 719-520-9909 for help today.
See What Our Clients Have to Say!
Heuser and Heuser were amazing in helping with my personal injury claim. From the first day, my attorney, Doug, was caring and understanding, as well informative.
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I am very happy with my experience at Heuser. Mr. Price was more than wonderful. I was always informed and kept up with my case.
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Heuser and Heuser law firm, was excellent and helped me every step of the way, from the day of my accident, to the day I was issued a check.
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We’ve Helped Thousands of Injured People Get The Money They Deserve
Client was hit by a truck, sustaining ankle injuries, a broken pelvis, broken ribs, and a broken wrist. Client required surgery.
Client was involved in a roll over accident. Client sustained head, neck, and back injuries which required rehabilitative care, several surgeries, and extensive therapy.
Client was rearended and pushed into another vehicle. Client sustained a back injury and significant lost wages. Client required extensive therapy.
Client swerved to avoid an accident and hit a pick up in oncoming traffic. Client sustained neck injuries, shoulder injuries, and back injuries. Client required injections, physical therapy, and significant future lost wages.
Client was loading and reloading bags into a truck when a lower back injury was sustained. Client required surgery. physical therapy, and had significant future lost ages.
Client was hit while making a left turn. Client sustained broken ribs, teeth, and multiple fractures. Client required care in a rehabilitation facility.
Client was on the job when another vehicle struck the vehicle the client was driving. Client sustained neck, back, and leg injuries. Client required surgery, physical therapy, and medication for life.
Client jumped off a piece of heavy machinery and injured his lower back. As a result the work incident, client sustained disc protrusions which required injections and surgery.
Client was rearended. Client sustained neck and back injuries, as well as frequent headaches and dizziness. Client required physical therapy.
Client fell down some steps. Client sustained injuries to his head and back. Client required hospitalization and extensive therapy.
What Are Workers’ Comp Benefits?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault form of insurance carried by most employers in the state of Colorado, and it’s designed to help you make ends meet while you work to recover after a work-related injury. The benefits it can provide may include:
Recovery from a work-related injury can be very expensive. Medical benefits from workers’ compensation exist to cover all of the costs you incur from your injury. These costs can include visits to doctors’ offices, transport to your doctor visits, physical therapy, medical procedures, medications, and more.
Disability benefits are in place to cover part of your salary when you’re unable to work. There are four major types of disability benefits you may be eligible to receive:
- Temporary partial disability benefits: These allow you to recover a portion of your salary based on the diagnosis that you’ll eventually get better but, in the meanwhile, can still do limited work.
- Temporary total disability benefits: These benefits help you make ends meet if you’re completely unable to work but may someday recover.
- Permanent partial disability benefits: These benefits cover you if you’re going to be partially disabled for the rest of your life.
- Permanent total disability benefits: These benefits cover you if you’re going to be permanently unable to work.
Death benefits exist to protect your spouse and children in the event that you lose your life in a work-related accident. They can help to cover your medical bills up to the point of your passing and your funeral and burial expenses. Death benefits can even help to reimburse part of your salary to continue lost support that your spouse and children suffer if you die.
Common Causes of Accidents in the Workplace
Generally speaking, workers’ compensation covers any accident you suffer in the course of your regular work duties. This covers a wide range of conditions, which can include, but may not be limited to:
Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in Colorado
While most of the responsibility for filing a workers’ compensation claim in Colorado falls upon the employer, there are a few steps you should take if you’re injured on the job to protect your rights.
What you need to do is inform your employer as soon as possible after you get hurt on the job. Your employer will then file a report of injury form within 10 days of your report and give you access to any forms or paperwork you need to complete.
Your employer will then provide you with a list of approved doctors that you may visit. During your recovery, keep detailed records of your costs, treatments, medications, visits, and procedures.
It’s always a good idea to consult with a workers’ comp lawyer. This can help you avoid critical mistakes and protect you if your claim gets denied.
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This comprehensive guide from the experts at Heuser & Heuser LLC provides you with everything you need to know in order to:
- Avoid common mistakes that could jeopardize the outcome of your workers’ compensation case
- Learn how to seek benefits and which benefits are right for you
- Deal with insurance companies that may try to limit the compensation you are entitled to
Workers’ Comp FAQ
The quick answer to this question is yes, you should. The answer to when to hire a workers’ comp lawyer is immediately. This is because a lot of claims get denied the first time out, and having a lawyer on your side from the start can strengthen your case to the point where it is very hard to deny.
A good workers’ comp lawyer won’t cost you anything upfront. At Heuser & Heuser, LLP, our initial case case review will be free, and even after we represent you, if we don’t collect on your behalf you won’t owe us a dime.
It’s not the end of the road. Many claims are denied the first time out. When your claim is denied, that’s where we come in. We’ll build a case to help you challenge the denial and fight for your benefits.
Most employees in Colorado are covered by workers’ comp. You don’t have to do anything to get this coverage; it’s part of your job. If your boss tells you that you aren’t covered, contact our Colorado Springs workers’ comp lawyers right away.
If you’re covered by workers’ compensation, that usually means you waive the right to sue for more money. If, however, the situation arose due to significant carelessness of your employer or job, you may have other options. Contact your workers’ comp attorneys at Heuser & Heuser, LLP for help in this case.