Colorado’s workers’ compensation laws apply when an employee sustains an injury in the course and scope of his or her employment. When an on-the-job injury occurs, an employee is required to report the injury to the employer in writing. The employer has the right to choose the physician the employee is to see. The employer (or employer’s insurer) is also required to pay the medical expenses and wage losses arising from the injury. Once the employee reaches maximum medical improvement, an impairment rating is assigned, and the employee may be entitled to an award for his or her impairment.
Unfortunately, the workers compensation system contains pitfalls for the unwary. The statutory scheme is immense and confusing. We have the experience and knowledge to handle these types of claims and to help our clients through this process.
Our Attorneys serve the Gunnison, Crested Butte and Western Slope and beyond area.