Workers make the Glenwood Springs economy hum. And when those workers are injured on the job, they deserve fair compensation to help them recover and continue to pay their bills.

Unfortunately, making a workers’ compensation claim is more difficult than it needs to be. Even worse, many injured workers will still have economic losses because the system does not fully compensate them for all their lost wages or pain and suffering. At our firm, our Glenwood Springs workplace injury lawyers can fight to get you what you need.


Types of Workplace Injuries

We have broad experience helping workers injured in falls, fires, explosions, and other accidents. Our team can help anyone who has suffered:

  • Fractures
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal column injuries
  • Amputation
  • Crush injuries
  • Blindness
  • Nerve damage
  • Occupational illness or disease
  • Toxic exposure
  • Paralysis

Some injuries are clearly connected to an accident at work. However, others might build over time when workers make thousands of repetitive motions which eventually lead to inflammation, pain, and stiffness. If you are injured, meet with a lawyer to determine if you have a workers’ compensation claim.


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Qualifying for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The state’s workers’ compensation system requires that most employers carry an appropriate insurance policy. This policy should pay benefits to workers injured in the scope of employment. In other words, you are covered if you were hurt while working.

Some accidents and injuries occur outside your office or plant. That’s okay—provided you were working at the time. For example, some employees travel for company meetings or conferences, and you could be hurt in a hotel, conventions center, or out on the road.

Helpfully, workers’ compensation benefits are no-fault, so it does not really matter who is liable for the accident. In this way, workers’ compensation is different from car insurance, which turns precisely on questions of fault.

Obtaining Full Compensation

As experienced Glenwood Springs workplace injury lawyers, we know full well that workers’ compensation benefits are rarely adequate. They can cover reasonable and necessary medical costs, along with partial wage replacement for disability. But injured workers will receive, at most, about two-thirds of their average weekly wage. Many workers suffer from substantial financial distress after an accident.

This is where we can help. One option is to identify who was at fault for the accident and sue them. Admittedly, workers’ compensation will prevent you from suing your employer. But there might be others to blame, such as a client, vendor, equipment manufacturer, or even a stranger. For example, we might sue the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment or a motorist who struck you as you traveled to visit a client.

Contact Our Firm to Learn More

After a workplace injury, you need steady legal guidance. Cimarron Ridge Legal Group has represented injured workers for years, and we will gladly take a look at your case to help you obtain maximum compensation available.

Our consultations are free and confidential. Please call (970) 644-5194 to set up a time to meet. We will go over what you know about the accident and discuss your legal options.

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