Nobody expects to be injured on the job. But the truth is, every year there are more than 30,000 workers’ compensation claims filed in Colorado cities like Denver, Boulder, Aurora and throughout the state.
When you suffer an injury at work and then have to fight for the benefits or settlement you deserve, it takes a toll on you and your family. You need a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer on your side when dealing with an on-the-job injury.
You might think if you’re injured at work your employer will do what it takes to help you get through the injury, taking care of you and your family. Unfortunately, many workers find reality is a different story.
After all, businesses have profits and losses to account for, shareholders to report to. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney knows that employers have human resource directors, office managers, risk managers and other employees whose sole jobs are to try and minimize the costs associated with any work injury.
Time and time again, we have seen relationships between faithful, hard-working employees and their employer change for the worse after a work injury. It feels like just when you need their support most, your employer simply views you as a cost.
As you consider hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer, it’s important to realize that employers are also relying on workers’ compensation insurance companies and their lawyers to help them “minimize costs”. Without a workers’ compensation attorney, you’re facing a difficult battle.
Colorado workers’ compensation involves a complex set of statutes, regulations and procedural rules that govern the benefits an injured worker is entitled to and how those benefits are paid. These statutes, regulations and procedural rules also specify the complex procedure to be followed when there is a dispute between the injured worker and the employer and insurance company.
You can bet your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance company know these complex guidelines inside and out. They also know that working through the statutes and rules is confusing and frustrating for the injured party – you. They use this to their advantage, to make sure they pay as little benefits or settlement to you as possible.
You need a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer working on your behalf, to protect your rights and to make sure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to. Statistics show that injured workers represented by attorneys receive settlements that are more than double the settlement of those not represented, according to the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation.
The Babcock Law Firm is in your corner. We know how employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies operate. In fact, R. Mack Babcock used to represent these companies before founding The Babcock Law Firm. Now we use that experience to help workers injured on the job obtain the benefits and settlements they deserve.
We invite you to discuss the details of your Colorado workers’ compensation claim with a lawyer at The Babcock Firm, whether you’re in Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Golden, Thornton, Westminster or another Colorado city. If your case falls within our practice area and we feel our representation can benefit you, a workers’ compensation lawyer will meet with you for an in-depth consultation, at no charge.