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Attorney Fees: Know what you’re going to pay

Most people know that attorneys can be expensive. The work that they do is diligent and their fees are based on several factors. These factors can include: the attorneys experience, the time spent on your case, their ability and reputation, the degree of difficulty for the case, the results of the case, and other costs involved. Some additional factors include the attorney’s overhead expenses such as rent, utilities, and office equipment. All of these factors may influence how much you’ll pay and listed below are some of the more common fee agreements for attorneys. The first fee agreement is the ‘Contingency...

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Workers’ Compensation in Colorado: What Should I Do?

If you were injured at work in Colorado, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Here are a couple of immediate steps to take in order to protect your rights and receive the proper treatment and compensation needed to fully recover. What Should I Do First? • Seek medical attention if needed. • Submit a written notice of your injury to your employer. This should be done within 4 days of the initial injury. • Seek legal advice in the proper jurisdiction for information and to protect your rights. What if My Injuries Were Not a Result of My Employer? In Colorado, if you were injured while on the...

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Colorado Worker’s Compensation: Your Employer’s Responsibilities

In Colorado, employers are required to purchase insurance for their employees from a workers' compensation insurance carrier. When a worker is injured, his or her claim is filed with the insurance company, or self-insuring employer, who pays medical and disability benefits according to a state-approved formula.What if my Employer Fails to Provide Worker's Compensation?In Colorado, employers without workers' compensation insurance are subject to fines, criminal prosecution, and civil liability.Some penalties include:FinesProsecution in criminal courtsPersonal liability of the employer for any workers' compensation benefits due injured workersEmployees can take legal action in civil court to recover...

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Workers’ Compensation in Colorado: Frequently Asked Questions”

What is Worker's Compensation?Workers' compensation is a state-mandated program that provides compensation to employees who suffer injuries and illnesses on the job. It acts a safety net for employees. In Colorado, businesses must have workers' compensation insurance to cover employee injuries. Workers' compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured on the job receive fixed monetary compensation, without having to litigate their claims against their employers. Thus, filing a workers' compensation claim is similar to filing an insurance claim; it isn't a lawsuit against an employer, but rather a request for...

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Workplace Injuries in Colorado: What You Need to Know.

If you are a Colorado resident and were injured on the job, there are a few important things to do as you begin the recovery process. The following is a brief summary of the initial steps you need to take, in addition to some answers to the more commonly asked workplace injury questions.If you get hurt on the job, you should take the following steps immediately:1) Get first aid and seek medical attention if necessary.2) Provide written notice of your injury to your employer. You must do this with in four days of being injured. ...

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