Workers’ Compensation Glossary of Terms (Pt. 1)

April 14, 2014

If you have recently sustained a workplace injury, are getting ready to file a workers’ comp claim and have never filed one of these claims before, you may be hearing a lot of new terms that can be confusing or even overwhelming. Knowing what these terms mean and how they are important to your claim can help ease your concerns as you proceed through the claims process.

Check out some of these important workers’ compensation terms to learn more about the process associated with obtaining benefits for workplace injuries.

Check out some of these important workers’ compensation terms to learn more about the process associated with obtaining benefits for workplace injuries.

In this three-part blog, we will spotlight some of the most common workers’ compensation terms that pop up with benefit claims, and we will provide easy-to-understand definitions of them. If you have specific questions about your case or would like some professional advice regarding your claim, don’t hesitate to contact the Denver workers’ compensation attorneys at the Bisset Law Firm.

Important Workers’ Compensation Terms Defined

  • Admission of liability – An insurer’s official statement that acknowledges that it will pay workers’ compensation benefits. This admission will outline the terms of benefit payments, including how long they will legally last and under what terms the benefit payments can be terminated (stopped) by the insurer.If there are mistakes in this admission (such as a mistake regarding the injury a worker has), this must be correct in order for the injured worker to receive the proper benefit payments.
  • Administrative hearing – A formal legal proceeding during which an injured worker and the opposing side (i.e., the employer and/or the insurer) will present evidence before a judge when there is a dispute over workers’ compensation claims.At the end of these hearings, the presiding judge will issue specific rulings on various issues of a case, including on the amounts and types of benefits an injured worker will be paid (if a favorable ruling is issued for the injured worker). When injured workers fail to show up to these hearings, they can lose their benefits or experience significant delays in their case.

The upcoming second and third parts of this blog will continue to outline some more commonly used terms that come up with workers’ compensation claims – be sure to check them out!

The Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm Are Here to Help You

Have you been injured at work? If so, the skilled Denver workers’ compensation attorneys at the Bisset Law Firm want you to know that we are here to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve.

Our experienced legal professionals are dedicated to providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal representation, keeping each of our clients informed and in the loop at every stage of their cases and, ultimately, helping them obtain the best possible results for their cases.

While we offer knowledgeable, superior counsel to anyone seriously injured on the job, some of our additional key strengths include our fierce negotiating skills, our extensive trial experience and our readiness to take decisive action when the denial or delay of a workers’ compensation claim is finally overruled.

Let’s Talk about Your Case

Contact the Denver workers’ compensation lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.

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