Were you injured while working in Denver, CO? It’s important to understand your legal rights and options after a work-related accident. An experienced Denver workplace accident lawyer at Zaner Harden Law can help you fight to recover every dollar you deserve. You may be entitled to money for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Our award-winning attorneys have decades of experience advocating to protect injured workers in Denver. Together, we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in benefits, settlements, and verdicts.
You may have rights under both Colorado personal injury and workers’ compensation laws. Contact our law offices in Denver, Colorado to schedule a free consultation at (720) 613 9706 and learn more about your right to compensation.
Recovering fair compensation after a work accident can be a challenge. You probably have many questions.
How do I know what my case is worth? What if someone blames me for getting hurt or claims my injuries weren’t work-related? How do I handle the workers’ compensation claims process?
These aren’t questions you should have to tackle alone while you’re recovering. Our Denver personal injury lawyers at Zaner Harden Law are here to help.
While you focus on recovering, our lawyers will:
Members of our legal team have been recognized by Super Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers. Call our Denver personal injury attorneys today. You can count on us to provide the quality legal representation you deserve.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 96 Colorado workers were killed on the job in 2021 alone.
Most work-related accidents aren’t fatal. During the last year data was published, 23,376 non-fatal work-related injuries occurred across the state of Colorado.
Under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act, every employer in Colorado is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The employer must purchase workers’ comp insurance regardless of how many employees they have and regardless of whether those employees work part-time or full-time.
You can claim workers’ comp if:
You cannot sue your employer if you were injured on the job. Workers’ compensation benefits replace the damages you can recover from an employer in a personal injury case.
That said, you may have a valid personal injury lawsuit if a third party is responsible for your injuries.
For example, you may have a personal injury claim against a:
Your rights depend on the circumstances of your specific case. To discuss your claim in detail, contact Zaner Harden Law for a free case review today.
Many factors can influence the value of a work accident claim, including:
Regardless of the facts, your workers’ compensation check will be subject to a statewide cap. If your injury occurred between July 2023 and June 2024, the maximum you can receive each week is $1,293.25. Otherwise, workers’ comp covers about ⅔ of your average wages prior to the accident.
If you’re able to file a personal injury lawsuit, your case may be worth more. However, that depends on the specific facts and circumstances of your accident and injury.
Workers’ compensation covers certain economic losses caused by a workplace injury. Workers’ comp will cover all of your reasonable medical expenses, including ER visits, hospitalization, doctor’s visits, and medications.
If you miss at least three work shifts due to the injury, you’re also entitled to disability benefits, such as:
You can also request mileage and parking reimbursement for doctor’s visits and other injury-related travel. These requests must be made within 120 days.
In addition to lost wages and medical expenses, personal injury laws allow victims to seek the following types of damages:
In rare personal injury cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages as punishment for intentional wrongdoing or reckless disregard for human life.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Even if you caused the accident, you can file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits.
Your compensation in a personal injury case will be reduced if you share some blame–in some cases, down to nothing. Under Colorado comparative negligence laws, you can recover partial compensation if you were less than 50% responsible for your injuries. Once your share of fault reaches 50%, you lose your right to sue for damages.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys have experience handling a wide variety of injury and illness claims here in Denver.
We often represent injured employees who have suffered:
We’re here to help you fight for a meaningful financial award. Once you’ve received proper medical attention, call our legal team for a free case evaluation.
Some of the most common causes of workplace accidents and injuries include:
Most work-related accidents are caused by unsafe working conditions. If you were injured, call our workers’ compensation lawyers in Denver to learn more about how we can help you fight for fair compensation.
At Zaner Harden Law, our experienced attorneys handle all types of workers’ comp claims, including those involving:
Regardless of how you were injured, it’s important to understand your legal options. Contact our team today to get started.
You should report your injury to your employer within ten days of the accident. If you’re unable to provide notice within ten days, report the injury as soon as possible. You have two years to file a formal claim for workers’ compensation.
You have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party. The statute of limitations is extended to three years if you were injured in a car accident.
If you or a loved one were recently injured on the job, help is just a phone call away. Call Zaner Harden Law to learn how an experienced Denver workplace accident lawyer can help you maximize your financial recovery. Your initial consultation is always free of charge.