Pueblo Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Injuries at work happen to thousands of employees across the country every
day. These injuries can range from minor sprains to catastrophic brain
injuries, depending on the circumstances. Fortunately, most employers
in Colorado are required to have a workers’ compensation insurance
policy in place to protect employees from the physical and financial fallout
of a work-related injury or illness.
If you have sustained an injury while performing your job duties or if
you have developed an occupational illness due to the work you perform
on a daily basis, you are likely eligible for the benefits available through
your employer’s workers’ comp insurance. Unfortunately, filing
a claim can be a complicated process, and insurance companies are known
for tactics used to minimize or even deny claims. At Clawson & Clawson,
LLP, we have extensive experience with the workers’ comp claims
process, as well as with appeals should your claim be denied.
Put Clawson & Clawson, LLP on your side to maximize your benefits —
contact us online or at
(719) 602-5888 to set up a consultation.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
The benefits available through the workers’ compensation program
are designed to counteract the monetary losses you will sustain due to
being temporarily or permanently unable to work. Not only do the benefits
cover all the expenses associated with your medical care, but they also
provide a portion of the wages you will lose when out of work. When approved,
you will generally receive two-thirds of the amount you normally earn
on a weekly basis. Because it is not the full amount of your wages, you
will want to ensure that your claim seeks the full amount possible under the law.
The types of disability benefits available under workers’ compensation
Temporary partial disability: This is designed only for temporarily disabled workers.
Temporary total disability: This is designed for a disability that does not allow you to work at
all but from which you will likely recover.
Permanent partial disability: This is paid to those who have become permanently impaired in some way.
What you will receive will be based on an assignment of the percentage
of disability you have sustained.
Permanent total disability: This benefit is available to those who will never be able to work again
in any capacity. It is based on a rate of two-thirds of what your average
weekly earnings were.
Work with a Trusted & Proven Law Firm
The importance of obtaining the benefits you need and deserve after a workplace
injury or illness cannot be overstated. You will need to be able to get
the medical care required to reach the best possible recovery as well
as have funds to support yourself and your family during your work absence.
At Clawson & Clawson, LLP, we can provide the competent and caring
representation you need to ensure your claim is filed properly with all
necessary documentation to avoid delays or denials. We have established
a strong track record of success in serving workers and their families
throughout southern Colorado. Learn more about our
awards and recognitions that testify to the excellence of our professionalism and service to clients.
Contact us to discuss your needs and concerns today.