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Workers' Compensation

What You Need to Know

Being injured on the job is often a terrible experience. Sometimes the injury does not hurt as much as the treatment that you receive after the injury. The employer does not want a serious injury on the books. The insurance carrier wants to pay as little as possible for the claim. There are even cases of wrongful termination following an on-the-job injury.


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Are you applying for workers' compensation benefits? Are your benefit payments denied, delayed or canceled? Let Donald J. Kaufman, a lawyer, review your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.

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At the Law Offices of Donald J. Kaufman, we strive to help workers get the full amount of workers' compensation benefits they are entitled to by law. We have helped workers with all kinds of injuries and occupational diseases. To find out how we can be of assistance to you, please contact our office today for a free consultation and evaluation of your case. (24/7) (970) 947-1776

After an Injury

If you have been injured at work in Colorado, you must notify your employer in writing within four business days. If your employer has appointed a physician for the treatment of work injuries, you should see that doctor to have the compensation of the workers to pay the bills. If you are having problems with the doctor your company has assigned to you, we can help you change doctors. Your employer must also notify the insurance company of the injury within 10 days. If your claim is denied, you have 45 days to file a request for a denial hearing. We can represent you at the hearing, or at any stage of the process.

The benefits

Injured workers are entitled to receive payment of their medical expenses and a portion of their wages, while not being able to return to work. Temporary disability benefits differ by partial temporary disability (TPD) and total temporary disability (TTD). Compensation of workers also pays different sums for three different types of permanent disabilities. If you are awarded permanent disability payments, we can help you receive a one-time payment instead of weekly benefits. Survivors of those killed at work are entitled to receive funeral expenses of $ 7,000, plus a death benefit.

Third Party Claims

Because our Denver Workers Signing Compensation Law provides legal services to injured individuals, our attorneys will analyze your case to determine if a third-party claim can be filed against someone other than your employer. Under the Colorado Workers' Compensation Act, employees cannot sue their employers. You can, however, pursue financial compensation from another person, for example, the driver of a car that hit while you were driving as part of your job. This is known as a "double dip" and you can handle both claims for yourself - the case of personal injury against the negligent driver as well as your workers compensation claim.

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  • Are you getting the wages you deserve?

  • Are you being paid "mileage" for the many trips you've made to the doctor?

  • Is your doctor listening to you and acting in your best interest and not working for the boss and the insurance company?

  • Do you want to see your doctor?

  • Is your adjuster returning your calls?

  • Are you being denied treatment?

  • Did you get an MRI yet?  Do you understand why not?

  • Has your boss offered you a "return-to-work" offer that you cannot do.

  • Are you getting the run-around?

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Our case management process will help you find the resources you need for your medical care, personal life, loss of wages and future.  Call us today. We will review your case and give you a detailed evaluation at no cost.

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No-Fault Work Injuries  .  Disability Ratings  .  Lost Wages  .  Permanent Disability  .  Medical Benefits  .  Choosing a Doctor  .  Lump Sum Payments  .  Re-opening a Closed Case  .  Rehabilitation Rights  .  Dependency Benefits  .  Death Benefits  .  Extremity Ratings   .  Whole Person Ratings  .  Disfigurement Benefits  .  Nurse Case Manager  .  Head Injuries  .  Neck Injuries  .  Back Injuries  .  Heart Attack  .  Repetitive Lifting Injuries  .  Knee Injuries  Meniscus Tear  .  CRPS, RSD  .  Amputations  Occupational Disease  .  Intervening Injury  .  Adjuster Claim  .  Work Related Injuries  .  Pre-existing Injury  .  Permanently totally disabled  Settlement  .  Workers Comp for Police   .  Workman Comp for Firefighters  .  Third Party Liability  .  Work Restrictions  .  Return to work  .  Final Admission FAL  .  Medical Records  .  Privacy