If you were injured in the scope of employment, you can receive workers’ compensation benefits, which will cover reasonably necessary medical care and about two-thirds of your wages if you are disabled.
Sadly, this amount of compensation is rarely enough. Many injured workers have bills they cannot pay, especially if they can’t immediately return to work. They need more compensation to cover their losses, otherwise they might lose their home or apartment.
Unfortunately, Colorado’s workers’ compensation law prevents you from suing your employer if they caused your injuries. For example, your employer might have allowed equipment to get worn out and not replace it. Even though your employer is to blame, you can’t sue them.