In Colorado, there are two broad categories of workers’ compensation benefits that can help injured workers in different situations. It is important for injured workers to be familiar with what those benefits are.
Workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado can generally help injured workers and their families with lost wages and medical expenses and other challenges they face in certain circumstances. One type of workers’ compensation benefits available in Colorado includes temporary total disability benefits which are available for injured workers who are completely disabled and unable to work for a temporary period of time due to a workplace injury or illness they have suffered. In certain circumstances, temporary partial disability benefits may also be available if a worker returns to work with reduced wages or hours. It is important for injured workers to know when these benefits may end.
In addition, workers’ compensation benefits for permanent partial disability may also be available or for permanent total disability. Permanent total disability occurs when an injured worker is completely unable to earn a wage. In addition, permanent partial disability benefits may be available if the injured worker loses the use of a part of their body. This type of benefit falls into two categories including scheduled and unscheduled so it is helpful for injured workers and their families to be familiar with these designations and the corresponding lists.
Workers’ compensation benefits can help workers injured in the job in Colorado through a variety of challenging situations that may follow. It is important for injured workers and their families to be familiar with the different types of benefits available and which may be best for their particular situation and circumstances.