What Types of Back Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Colorado?
Are you worried you’re not eligible for worker’s compensation for your back injury?
Back injuries can range in type and severity. Spinal cord injuries, fractures, and paralysis are all common types of back injuries covered by Workers’ Compensation. Other examples include:
- Lower back sprain
- Herniated disc
- Nerve impingement
- Lumbar or lower back pain
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Do You Qualify For?
There are a variety of benefits and settlements for injured or ill workers that include but are not limited to:
Medical benefits: The insurer will cover the costs for most medical treatment you need while you’re recovering from an on-the-job injury or illness.
Lost wages: The insurer should make up a portion of your lost wages in most cases.
Additionally, insurers may provide disability benefits for a workers’ compensation settlement if you have some type of permanent disability. Attorneys at our firm will also fight for your right to claim your settlement over a period of time, or in a lump-sum payment.
Can I pursue a third-party Workers’ Compensation claim for my back injury?
If your back injury was caused by a third party on the job, you can pursue a separate legal action against the third party to recover compensation. Being injured by a hazardous condition at your work site, a motor vehicle, a public utility, or a product – such as a tool or a piece of equipment – may give you grounds to file a third-party claim.
If my back injury causes permanent damage, can I receive permanent benefits?
Yes. However, successfully negotiating for permanent benefits can be a complicated process.
Have Questions? Talk to Worker’s Compensation Lawyers Who Will Be There for You!
We can help you get back on your feet financially, no matter what your diagnosis is. Contact our experienced Glenwood Springs workers compensation lawyers at Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. today! We make sure you and your case get the attention you deserve!
The initial consult with our office is free. If you have a question or concern about your claim for Colorado Workers' Compensation, please set up an appointment with us to discuss your rights.