Two most common overlooked benefits injured workers in Colorado should get – but don’t.
There are some Denver workers’ compensation benefits that are well known such as medical care and payment of lost wages. However, there are also some benefits that are not as well known and should not be overlooked.
Some injured workers who are owed disfigurement benefits. Disfigurement benefits are paid for things like scars from surgery or suffering from a limp. The workers’ compensation insurance company is not required to automatically pay such a benefit.
Another benefit is mileage reimbursement. The workers’ compensation insurance company needs to reimburse you for all of your trips to doctors, physical therapy visits and even to pick up your medications at the pharmacy. Even if someone else provides transportation for you, you can still get reimbursed for that mileage. If you are unable to get to your medical appointments, the insurance company has to provide you some form of transportation to get you there. We would welcome the opportunity to explore these little known benefits with you.
As always, how this or any other issue we discuss in this blog would apply to your case depends on many more factors. We urge you to call us to see if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers Compensation is difficult, confusing, and very complex. Kaplan Morrell has helped thousands of injured workers since 1997 get the benefits they deserve. Contact us here or call us at (866) 356-9898 for your FREE CONSULTATION.