Injuries While at Work
People who get hurt on the job are usually eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Those benefits are crucial as work injuries can result in costly medical bills and loss of income.
A workplace accident and injury can create a serious disruption to a person’s life. For one thing, you may not know when your doctor will clear you to return to work – but just because you can’t work, that doesn’t mean the bills stop coming, does it?
Your employer may even deny that your injury is work-related and refuse to fill out an injury report or get you medical attention.
If you or someone you love was hurt on the job, call the Heuser & Heuser law firm right away. We deal with these kind of cases every day and can act quickly to get you help.
In fact, should you be hurt at work, don’t wait to call us until you encounter a problem. You may be able to change doctors if you act now. We can make sure that your workers’ compensation claim stays on track avoiding problems that can delay your payment.
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What Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Include?
Workers’ compensation benefits are provided to cover five basic expenses:
- Medical expenses, including hospital stays, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, prescriptions, and other treatment as needed;
- Temporary disability payments for your expenses incurred while you are unable to work;
- Permanent partial disability payments for any long-term disability or impairment;
- Lifetime medical coverage for the injury; and
- Transportation mileage reimbursement
Heuser & Heuser is a hometown law firm that has been helping workplace injury victims for more than 30 years in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, the Arkansas Valley, Pikes Peak, and elsewhere on the Front Range. Our firm handles accidents of all types, including: construction accidents, factory accidents, drivers’ accidents, office accidents or most any other work-related accident.
What Do You Do If You Have a Work-Related Injury
If you are hurt on the job, be sure to notify your employer in writing right away so you’ll be eligible for compensation. If you don’t, it may affect your right to compensation.
Next, hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to make sure that your money arrives when it should and is the correct amount. Our team knows exactly what paperwork is required and will work with you to complete it.
We will make sure that you have provided all the details for your employer about your injury, and we’ll carefully review all the paperwork completed by your employer to ensure there are no mistakes or differences between your version of events and your employer’s interpretation.
We will document everything that happened when you were injured, as well as what occurs afterward. This will prove essential as you can be certain your employer, the insurance company, and others are making their own notes.
When you see a doctor, be specific in describing symptoms and what led to the injury. If your doctor determines that you are unable to work, we will make sure your employer knows about your restrictions.
Let your doctor know that you want to return to get better as soon as you can so you may return to work safely, but inform him and us of any problems you experience after returning to your job.
If you receive notice that any bill has not been paid, we will contact the workers’ compensation insurance company immediately to find out why. Having the Heuser & Heuser law firm on your side may help ensure your benefits come through just as they’re supposed to.
Workers’ Compensation & Construction Accidents
With heavy machinery, powerful tools, and oftentimes excavations or scaffolding, there’s an inherent danger to working or even being at a construction site. One that government safety regulations are supposed to mitigate.
Regrettably, some employers cut corners or ignore safety regulations and workers will pay the price. Many injuries result from scaffold collapses or workers being crushed by heavy machinery, building materials, and sometimes from the carelessness of coworkers.
Almost any injury means that time is lost from work, leading to worries about finances and a dread of what the next day will bring.
Common Injuries on Construction Sites
Construction accidents typically result in severe and often fatal injuries. Your Heuser legal team has experience handling cases for a number of injuries, including:
Heuser & Heuser Can Help with Your Work Injury
The attorneys and staff at Heuser & Heuser understand how confusing it can be to deal with medical records, insurance companies, and police reports, so we take care of those chores for you. Also, we make sure you know what is going on at each phase of your case.
We deal with workers’ compensation cases day in and day out. We have the experience necessary to successfully handle your workers’ comp claim.
It doesn’t matter how you were hurt on-the-job or how seriously, our attorneys have the skill and resources to help. Gordon and Barkley Heuser oversee every case our firm handles and we’re committed to making sure all the details are handled while you work on getting your life back to normal.
Heuser & Heuser, L.L.P. is an experienced personal injury law firm in the state of Colorado with offices in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The Heuser brothers have more than 30 years of legal experience in practice areas such as auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and workers compensation. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 719-520-9909 or complete our inquiry contact form.