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Hello , I did some work close to Denver Colorado last year

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<p>Hello , I did some work close to Denver Colorado last year one of the guys working got injured doing something that he was not suppose to be doing, were can I get some representation and information about what needs to be done on this workers comp claim that I got from him?</p><p>I"m a Subcontractor for a big company, the guy that fall down was getting up on a shingle elevator< what is not a latter and it wasn't part of his job eather, he was only in charge of bean on the grown getting debris pickt up, I haven't receive any information about the case myself but looks like the sue the company I work for and now I may loose my job becouse of that.. what should i do?</p>
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 6 years ago.
If you are covered by worker's compensation insurance, your insurance would be able to provide defense representation for his claim. If you had no worker's compensation insurance then most likely this worker is filing an injury claim against you in which case you would need a defense attorney in injuries cases.


A defense attorney can be searched by using the Martindale Hubble site. Below is a list of Denver injury attorneys.

http://www.martindale.com/Personal-Injury/s-colorado/denver-lawyers.htm


As to the employer's responsibility for a worker's compensation claim the following resource is key:

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-WorkComp/CDLE/1240336932511


Essentially your job is to report the injury as soon as you are aware of it. Reporting is done to your insurance company. If not filed on time, it could result in penalties and an automatic admitted claim.

Reporting information and the form can be accessed here.

Again if you have worker's compensation the best source would be your insurance company as they are responsible in handling such claims. Otherwise if you are self-insured or non-insured you may need a defense attorney in personal injury claims.

If the employee was doing something not authorized that may be used as a defense in injury claims but not in a worker's compensation case which protects both parties regardless of the activity involved (unless such person was doing something illegal).



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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ok so how the lawyers that can represent me are called? bcz I've bean asking workers comp attorney but they only represent the injure person, are they called personal injury attorneys?
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 6 years ago.
No, you are looking for a defense attorney. If you have insurance then your insurance company should be representing you as they have their defense lawyers.

If you did not have insurance then this is a persona injury claim and you need to look for a personal injury defense attorney. Hope this makes sense.



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