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Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits? Don’t Wait to Call an Attorney
If you or a family member has sustained a work-related injury, you may be entitled to financial assistance through the Colorado workers’ compensation system. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation process can be complex and difficult, with the insurance companies attempting to thwart your claim or limit your recovery at every turn. Understanding the process and hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can make all the difference.
Starting a Colorado Workers’ Compensation Claim
After you have been injured on the job in Colorado, it is very important that you contact your employer in writing to inform it of the injury. The employer is then required to notify their workers’ compensation insurance provider, who will investigate the claim. In an ideal world, the insurance company will agree to pay the full amount you are entitled to. However, this does not always happen and you need the help of an attorney.
What Should You Do if Your Claim is Denied?
Do not despair if the insurance company denies your initial claim, there are many reasons why a workers’ compensation claim many be denied or reduced initially. Although it may seem difficult to argue against these reasons for denials, an experienced attorney may be able to help you obtain critical information and employ tried and true strategies to obtain the medical, temporary disability, and other benefits which you deserve.
The next step after an initial claim is denied is usually to request a pre-hearing or settlement conference. This is a proceeding to allow the parties or their attorneys to lay out the basic fundamentals behind their case and attempt to reach a settlement. Your employer and their insurance company will have an attorney at these proceedings, it is crucial that you have an attorney who will fight for your rights.
Contact John Anderson Today
John Anderson has fifteen years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims from the perspective of the insurance companies, he can put this experience to work for you and help you reach the best possible outcome in your case.
John Anderson fully understands Colorado workers’ compensation law, and how devastating a workplace accident can be to the injured worker. He knows how challenging it can be to get back to normal after such and accident, and he knows that often, life is never truly “normal” again.
Mr. Anderson is dedicated to providing his clients and their families with compassionate, caring legal representation after a devastating accident and is able to zealously advocate for you to receive needed benefits and maximize your settlement.
John Anderson will investigate the facts of your case, and work with you to help achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Call the office today at (303) 880-7994 or fill out the online form to schedule an initial consultation about your workers’ compensation claim.