When you are injured on the job, the workers’ comp process can oftentimes be a stressful and confusing process. While having legal representation can make things a lot easier (see our blog post about having legal help for a WC claim here), it is important to know what benefits you may be entitled to as a worker, whether you hire a representative or not.
Payment of Medical Bills
If your injury claim is accepted by the insurance company, all medical treatment that is considered necessary will be billed to your employers insurance company. Under Colorado law, the company is required to make payments or let you know within thirty (30) days as to why they will not be making a payment for a certain treatment.
If you end up missing more than three (3) days or shifts of work due to an injury, you may be entitled to start receiving disability benefits starting upon your 4th missed day or shift of work. These payments are called “Temporary Disability” payments and are to be paid every two weeks by your employer. These payments will be what is two-thirds (⅔) of your weekly wage – usually a benefit calculator is used to determine the correct amount to be paid to the injured worker.
You may be also entitled to additional compensation upon the end of your claim. Keep in mind however that any payment may be offset, based on what your employer has already paid for wage loss.
Have a WC claim?
If you or a loved one have been injured on the job and need help with your WC claim contact our office at (303) 327-9988 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our highly experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on Workers’ Compensation here for more information.
The information above was found at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Division of Workers’ Comp website.