February 23, 2015
Concluding our blog series FAQs about Colorado Workers’ Comp Death Benefits, here, we will answer some final frequently asked questions about Colorado death benefits for people whose loved ones have passed away as a result of fatal workplace accidents or injuries.
Additional Answers about Colorado Workers’ Comp Death Benefits
Q: How are Colorado workers’ comp death benefits divided when there are multiple dependents?
A: This is a great question because it’s not uncommon for there to be more than one person who is eligible to receive Colorado workers’ comp death benefits. In such cases, here’s what possible beneficiaries should be aware of:
- A judge or the Director of the Division of Worker’s Compensation will oversee how death benefits are divided between the eligible recipients.
- Not all beneficiaries will be eligible to receive Colorado workers’ comp death benefits for the same periods of time. For instance, spouses tend to be eligible to receive these benefits longer than minor children.
- There are options for “partial dependents” to receive a portion of Colorado workers’ comp death benefits, with these people usually only being able to receive benefit payments for a discrete amount of time.
Q: Can I file an appeal if my claim for Colorado workers’ comp death benefits was denied?
A: Yes, and you should pursue an appeal if your claim has been wrongfully denied. In fact, when it comes to appealing denied claims for Colorado workers’ comp death benefits, here’s what people should generally be aware of:
- Insurers have been known to deny or undervalue legit claims for Colorado workers’ comp death benefits, as they can be focused on preserving their own profits at beneficiaries’ expenses.
- Insurers often take advantage of people who don’t know their rights, and they count on the fact that many people will not fight back after their claims have been denied.
- When insurers practice bad faith in denying legit claims for Colorado workers’ comp death benefits, beneficiaries may be entitled to additional damages and compensation.
- Denver Attorney Jennifer Bisset is experienced at standing up for people’s rights and pursuing appeals when valid claims for Colorado workers’ comp death benefits have been wrongfully denied.
Q: How can I apply for Colorado workers’ comp death benefits?
A: To apply for Colorado workers’ comp death benefits, you will have to complete the appropriate forms and submit them to the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. This, however, can be more complicated than it may seem (as various supporting documentation will usually also have to be submitted), and it’s typically only a first step in the process.
Given that you may be depending on Colorado workers’ comp death benefits – and that the process for getting them can be complicated, position yourself and your claim for success by retaining experienced Denver Workers’ Comp Attorney Jennifer Bisset.
Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Bisset Law Firm
Have you been hurt at work? Or have you lost a loved one to a fatal workplace accident or injury? If so, Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset wants you to know that she is here for you, ready to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve.
To find out more about how Denver Lawyer Jennifer Bisset can help you, call (303) 894-8900 to set up a meeting with her and receive a professional evaluation of your case. You can also email our firm using the contact form on the right side of this page.
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