Colorado enacted its first workers’ compensation law over 100 years ago. Today, the Colorado Comp Act covers injuries and occupational diseases that occur while on the job. Workers’ compensation provided the first no-fault insurance during the early 20th century, and this system continues to protect workers in Colorado. Every week, we take calls from workers who are confused about their rights under the current Colorado Act. We are always happy to discuss your case with you if you have questions or concerns.
Generally speaking, a worker’s compensation attorney fights to make sure you are treated fairly by the insurance company, helps you navigate this confusing system, and makes sure you get the money you deserve. If you are hurting due to an at-work injury, you need to know that Colorado law allows workers to receive medical and disability benefits under certain circumstances. Handling a workers’ compensation claim can be difficult. Therefore, an experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorney can guide you along the way.
Furthermore, when reviewing your case, an experienced attorney may find other parties who could be responsible for your injuries and owe you damages. For instance, read about a client in a maritime case who was told by his previous attorneys he could only collect worker’s compensation for his injuries. Chris Parks found another responsible party and secured a multi-million-dollar recovery within a year of taking the case.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, an average of 112 people die annually from work-related injuries. To put it differently, that’s one work-related fatality every three to four days in our state. Also, thousands of people are injured or become ill at work. But as a rule, few injured workers have the time or expertise to master the compensation system. Yet, they suddenly find themselves dealing with seasoned adjusters who know far more than them. Chris understands his clients are busy making a living, not practicing law. For this reason, he explains the system to you and helps you navigate it for the benefit of yourself and your family.
Here is the link to the official Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation website. It has tons of great resources to understand the comp system: