Disfigurement Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Colorado
Any workplace injury can be painful and difficult, but a disfiguring injury can be emotionally challenging in different ways. If you've experienced a disfigurement due to a workplace accident in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, you may be entitled to disfigurement benefits under workers' compensation. This can help you cope with the unique challenges of this type of situation.
Death benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado are a complex area of the law. You don’t have to navigate the process alone. Contact Flaxman Law Group at 970-999-0530 for a free, no obligation consultation with a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you understand your rights.Understanding the Basics: Disfigurement Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Colorado
Disfigurement benefits are a crucial component of workers' compensation in Colorado. They’re intended to provide compensation for the visible, permanent changes to your physical appearance resulting from a workplace injury.
This is important because scarring and disfigurement can have a significant psychological impact. People can be cruel and, in some cases, serious changes to appearance can affect your future earnings potential if you’re in a public-facing role. Compensation can help pay for counseling, therapy, and other services to help you cope.Calculating Disfigurement Benefits in Colorado
How much you can get in disfigurement benefits depends on various factors, including the severity and location of the disfigurement and its effect on your physical appearance and emotional well-being.
To be eligible for these benefits, your disfigurement must be caused by occupational disease or workplace injury. The disfigurement must also be permanent and on a part of the body usually exposed to view, such as the hands, head, face, and other parts of the body. Injured workers may claim up to $8000 for a severe loss of limb, scarring, or other serious injury, and this maximum amount will likely increase over time.Navigating the Workers’ Compensation Process: Partner With a Lawyer
The process of seeking disfigurement benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado can be challenging. Having to discuss your injury and having your injury photographed as part of the claim can be devastating, for example, and the complex forms and process don’t help when you’re working on healing.
Having an experienced workers' compensation lawyer in Colorado by your side can ease the burden. Your attorney is there to take on the brunt of the process and to seek the benefits you deserve. Your attorney can investigate the accident and can prove the severity of your injury, so you can seek the benefits you’re entitled to. A lawyer can also negotiate with your employer’s insurance company for you.
If you've suffered a disfiguring workplace injury and need assistance with your workers' compensation claim for disfigurement benefits, don't hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group. Our family law firm is here to help you navigate the workers' compensation process and seek the benefits you need for a better future. We’ve already worked with thousands of injured people and have recovered over $100 million for them. Contact us today at 970-999-0530 for a free, no obligation consultation with a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer who can determine what benefits you qualify for and may be able to craft a strategy to help you pursue your rightful compensation.