Work accidents happen far too often — so often, in fact, that employers take out special insurance that protects them from personal injuries that result from the work they require.

At Vance & Larson Law Firm, we stand up for injured workers in Colorado. Workers' compensation exists to provide you with the money you need to make a full recovery. We have worked with common work accidents such as:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Auto and truck accidents
  • Bone fractures
  • Serious burns
  • Electrocution
  • Cuts and lacerations

We are here to be your ally during this difficult time. With over 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys can ensure that you receive every penny to which you are entitled.

What To Do When You're Injured At Work

Work injuries are different from personal injury claims. When you are injured in an on-the-job accident, you must follow specific steps with your employer — and you can't delay.

  1. Report the accident to your supervisor or manager. Colorado law states that you must notify your employer within four days of when your injury occurred or when you realize you are injured. There is some flexibility, however, if you are physically or mentally unable to report the incident.
  2. Seek immediate medical treatment. If you are seriously injured, go to a hospital immediately. If your injury is not as serious, talk to your employer to determine which medical provider it recommends, as many employers have approved doctors that handle their workers' compensation claims.
  3. Work with your employer to cover your treatment. Workers' compensation is paid through your employer's insurance. That means it must report the incident to its insurance provider and get your compensation. Follow the steps it lays out and wait for approval or denial of your claim.
  4. Consult a workers' compensation lawyer. If you are given significantly less than what you need to recover or if your claim is denied, we strongly recommend you consult a workers' compensation attorney.

There is no risk to get started when you need workers' compensation counsel. Our firm offers free initial consultations, and you don't pay us until you receive your workers' compensation payout. Call Vance & Larson Law Firm in Alamosa at 719-496-2244 to get started, or reach out online to make an appointment.