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Denver Premises Liability Lawyers for Employees Injured in Workplace Accidents
Falls account for more work-related injuries than any other type of accident. Approximately one in four workers who gets injured on the job suffers his or her injuries in a slip, trip or fall from height, and nearly one in five disabling job-related injuries is the result of a fall.
If you were injured in a workplace accident, you potentially have a few different sources of compensation available. One of these sources is workers’ compensation – the state benefit system that provides medical coverage and partial wage replacement for most job-related injuries. However, since workers’ compensation only covers a portion of injured workers’ losses, it is imperative that you explore your other options as well, as you could be entitled to significant compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, and other financial and non-financial losses.
Premises Liability Claims Provide Full Compensation for Workplace Slips, Trips and Falls
Under Colorado’s premises liability law, property owners have a legal obligation to prevent most worksite fall-related accidents. The law applies to all property owners, including owners of:
- Construction sites
- Entertainment and sports venues
- Factories and industrial jobsites
- Gyms and health clubs
- Medical facilities
- Office buildings
- Retail outlets and dealerships
- Schools and daycare centers
- Supermarkets and big box stores
While the workers’ compensation system protects employers from injury lawsuits filed by their employees (in most cases), it does not prevent workers from filing claims against third-party property owners – and most companies do not own the premises where they conduct business.
As a result, if you were injured in a slip, trip or fall from height at work, you should not rely solely on workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation will not cover all of your injury-related losses. In order to recover full compensation, you will need to file a third-party claim against a company other than your employer; and, in many cases, this involves filing a claim against the owner of the premises where you were injured.
Experienced Legal Representation for Workplace Accident Claims
At Levine Law, we have decades of experience helping injured workers in the Denver area recover full compensation for their job-related injuries. Our clients have included nurses, office staff, retail employees, construction workers, and many other types of employees and professionals, and we have a proven track record of securing favorable results for our clients. Whether you fell down a flight of stairs, slipped on a spill, fell from a ladder or scaffolding, or suffered a serious injury in any other type of on-the-job accident, our experienced legal team can make sure you win the compensation you deserve.
Free Consultations and Contingency-Fee Representation
Your case starts with a free, no-obligation consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you personally to discuss your case, and you can rest assured that we will keep the details of your case strictly confidential. If you have a claim, we will keep you updated every step of the way, and we will help you make informed decisions about accepting a settlement or taking your case to trial. While most of our cases settle out of court, we have won numerous sizable verdicts for our clients, and we will pursue a case strategy designed to make sure you take home maximum compensation.
To schedule your free consultation, please call (303) 333-8000 or contact us online. You can reach us 24/7, and we will arrange for you to meet with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.