Colorado Workers' Compensation Benefit Limitations

Denver workers' compensation attorney explains caps for temporary and permanent partial disability benefits in Colorado

Workers injured on-the-job are entitled to certain benefits under Colorado's workers' compensation laws. With the exception of medical benefits, which pay all expenses for your medical care, there are limitations to certain other types of benefits... chiefly temporary disability and permanent partial disability benefits.

To understand these limitations on what workers' compensation in Colorado pays, we need to understand what these terms mean – I'll provide a brief explanation below.

Temporary disability benefits are basically compensation for wages you are losing if you're unable to work during treatment for an injury or occupational disease. You receive 2/3 of your average weekly wage for the duration of your treatment.

Permanent partial disability benefits are awarded after your treating physician determines you have met your Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), or the point where your medical condition quits improving and stabilizes. If you have permanent impairment but can work in some capacity, you are considered permanently partially disabled and entitled to certain benefits up to a limit.

This isn't to be confused with permanent total disability, which means you're fully disabled and cannot return to any kind of job whatsoever.

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What are the limitations on the amount of temporary and permanent partial disability benefits I can receive via Colorado workers' compensation?

How do the caps apply to how much I ultimately receive in Colorado workers' compensation benefits?

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