Denver Area Government Employees
About 2.7 people are employed by the U.S. federal government, and more than 30,000 people work for the state of Colorado. There are many kinds of government employees, including custodians, architects, social workers, and administrative assistants. Depending on the nature of their work, government employees many be exposed to a wide range of risks—overuse injuries, exposure to chemicals, and malfunctioning machinery, to name a few. Though government workers might expect the Colorado state government to support them in the event of an injury, this isn’t always the case. That’s where the Denver workers’ comp lawyers at The Bendinelli Law Firm come in.
Colorado State Employees’ Compensation
Injured Colorado state employees are guaranteed compensation by the Colorado State Employees’ Compensation program. Employees who suffer an injury or come down with an illness while performing state government-related duties can expect to have their medical bills paid for, and may also receive physical and rehabilitation benefits. The spouse of a Colorado state employee may receive benefits if his or her spouse is killed on the job. Injured employees or their family members must apply in order to receive benefits.
Recognizing Instances of Negligence
For some government employees, workers’ comp may not be enough. For instance, an injured employee may choose to file a personal injury claim against the Colorado state government if his injuries were caused by some degree of negligence. A government employee could suffer significant pain and suffering as a result of improper working conditions, hire a personal injury attorney, and seek benefits that go beyond workers’ comp.
When to Hire a Compensation Lawyer
After you seek medical care and notify your supervisor of your injury, you should consider seeking the counsel of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. This attorney can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and help you determine whether your case warrants a personal injury claim. Even if the Colorado state government appears to be paying you sufficient benefits, it never hurts to have a free consultation with an attorney.
If you get injured while working for the Colorado state government, let the workers’ compensation attorneys at The Bendinelli Law Firm help ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of. We have an A+ rating with the Denver Better Business Bureau, we’re members of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and we have over 15 years of experience. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible after your work-related injury.