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Colorado Workers Compensation - Employee Benefits

Important workers compensation benefit information for injured Colorado employees

Colorado Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Medical benefits for injured Colorado workers are paid without length of time or cost limitations.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Colorado -

  • Colorado employer's make the initial selection of a physician. This selection may be changed by the state agency of authority.

Colorado Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • An injured Colorado worker is compensated for lost wages at a 66 2/3 percent of their average weekly wage. There is no minimum, but the maximum weekly benefit is $786.17 or 91% of the State Average Weekly Wage. Payments continue for the duration of the disability. Colorado workers compensation benefits are subject to Social Security benefit offsets and to any reduction of benefits under an employer pension or disability plan.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • An injured Colorado worker is compensated for lost wages at a 66 2/3 percent of their average weekly wage. There is no minimum, but the maximum weekly benefit is $786.17 or 91% of the State Average Weekly Wage. Payments continue for the duration of the disability. Colorado workers compensation benefits are subject to Social Security benefit offsets and to any reduction of benefits under an employer pension or disability plan.
    • There is a maximum lump sum settlement amount of $37,560.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • The scheduled injury PPD weekly payment minimum is $247.42 and the maximum weekly payment is $431.96.
    • Non-scheduled injuries maximum payment period is 208 weeks, with theand the maximum payment amount is $89,848.
    • Payments are subject to Social Security benefit offsets and to reduction under an employer pension or disability plan.
    • Maximum amount payable is $120,000.
    • The award of benefits shall exclude any previous awards for impairment to the same body part.


Colorado Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • If a Colorado worker is fatally injured on the job, Colorado workers compensation provides weekly payments to the surviving dependent(s) and up to $7,000 for funeral expenses. The weekly amount of death benefits is calculated the same way as temporary total disability benefits, and both are subject to a maximum benefit rate. However, death benefits are different in that there is also a minimum benefit rate. Payments are made for the lifetime of a dependent spouse, or until remarriage. Other rules also apply.


Colorado Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Attorneys are allowed under state law to collect a fee up to 20%.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

http://www.coworkforce.com/DWC/QuickList/InjuredWorker.asp



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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