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Can I Sue My Employer if They Negligently Injured Me?

Larimer County Workers' Comp Lawyers for Northern Colorado, Including Fort Collins

No one's physical well-being and their ability to work should be jeopardized by unsafe working conditions caused by employer negligence. Unfortunately, this happens often in Colorado, especially in the oil and gas, construction, and trucking industries. Even under the best of conditions, workers in these fields face a significantly higher probability for serious injury or death when compared to other occupations.

A common question that comes up from clients seeking legal assistance from Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. is whether you can sue a company for injuries suffered while executing the required duties of your job. In the end, that depends on whether your employer has purchased workers' comp insurance to cover their employees, as mandated by law.

Exclusive Remedy Provision

In Colorado, employers are protected by the Exclusive Remedy Doctrine, which says a worker cannot sue their employer for negligent injury if the company is covered by workers' compensation insurance. However, if a third party caused your injury, you can pursue legal action against them to recover damages.

For instance, if you are a delivery driver and another driver's negligence led to a car accident that injured you, or if you were bitten by an unsecured dog while making a delivery, you can sue the negligent party for your injuries.

Colorado Workplace Injuries

On-the-job injuries can occur in virtually any line of work. While many are not serious, others can lead to short-term, long-term, or permanent disability. Some of the most severe include traumatic brain injuries, back and neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Injuries that do not seem significant immediately following an accident can worsen over time, even years afterward. With any workplace injury, it is essential to get a thorough examination and diagnosis from a physician, who can assess any potential lasting damage that can affect your ability to work at full strength. Be sure to point out any area or limb that you feel was impacted by the accident, so your doctor can provide the best possible assessment.

You can trust Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. to fight for the financial award necessary to protect your future. We want to ensure you have what you need to facilitate a complete recovery, or if you face diminished earning capacity, the compensation necessary to offset any lost income.

Contact a Ft. Collins Personal Injury Lawyer

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we aggressively represent clients injured while earning a living through their occupation. This includes workers' compensation cases in which an employer did not have sufficient insurance to cover your injuries and injury claims against third-party individuals whose actions led to a serious accident. We pursue maximum financial compensation to pay for hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn how our trusted Larimer County personal injury attorneys can help you today, contact us at 970-225-2190 for a free consultation. We also serve Boulder, Boulder County, Longmont, Weld County, Greeley, and Windsor.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Greeley, Colorado 80634 |
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Longmont, Colorado 80501 |
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