Motor Vehicle Accidents While Working

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If you were hurt in a car, truck, or other accident, in the course of your employment, you're probably aware that Colorado workers' compensation is available to make up for your lost wages and medical expenses. You might not know, however, that you probably also have the right to make a claim against the other driver or negligent person for personal injury damages. A lawsuit may be necessary but settlement is also possible. It is important to consider the rights of your workers’ compensation insurance carrier before settling with the at-fault party. Failure to do so could result in lost future workers’ compensation benefits or even a lawsuit against you, by your workers’ compensation carrier, to recover what it paid out in workers' compensation benefits.

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Our Denver metro personal injury attorneys can help drivers maximize their financial recovery following a motor vehicle accident while saving expenses in their workers' comp claims. Contact Western States Law, P.C., for more information.

Workers' compensation claimants may not need a lawyer right away. The workers' comp system, in theory at least, is no-fault and non-adversarial. In other words, the law provides a tradeoff for Colorado workers — streamlined access to benefits in exchange for limited coverage for your damages. If you need a workers’ compensation attorney, Western States Law, P.C., will assist you at no charge in finding one. We will pursue the claim against the at-fault driver for you.

You Can Collect Worker's Comp Benefits and Personal Injury Damages, Too

At Western States Law, P.C., we can ensure that you collect the full range of your damages, including pain and suffering, from the negligent person responsible for your injuries. Workers' Compensation benefits do not generally cover many of these losses. Our attorney's fee will be based only on your personal injury recovery, not your workers' compensation benefits.

If You Run Into Problems with Your Workers' Comp Claim, We Can Help

If your benefits are suspended, reduced, or terminated early, or if your employer's insurer disputes the extent of your injuries, we can refer you to a knowledgeable lawyer who can help resolve the problem. If your worker’s compensation claim proceeds smoothly, however, you may never need them to hire a workers' compensation attorney. We will pursue the at-fault driver for your injuries while working with, or negotiating with, your workers' compensation insurer who is certain to want reimbursement for benefits they paid to you or on your behalf.

We represent truck drivers, cab drivers, bus drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers, delivery drivers, construction drivers, and anyone else who was hurt in a truck or car accident while working. In some cases, passengers or crew members who weren't actually driving at the time of the accident will also be able to sue for personal injury damages while collecting workers' comp benefits. We also represent workers injured by third parties in non-auto related accidents such as slip and falls, dog bites, or other claims.

Car Accident Injury Attorneys in Colorado

To learn more about our ability to protect the value of your work-related vehicle accident claim, contact Western States Law, P.C., for a free consultation. Home, evening, telephone, and weekend visits are available.