Extremity Rating for Colorado Workers
Permanent Injuries to Arms, Legs, Eyes and Ears
If you have been injured at work, workers’ compensation laws have been put into place to protect you and make sure that you are justly compensated for these injuries, providing for medical benefits and lost wages.
Sometimes these injuries result in the loss of part of your body. Yes, you may still have the ability to work, but you should receive compensation for this loss. Workers’ Compensation has come up with a ratings scale to help you understand what the appropriate compensation is for these particular work related injuries.
Extremity ratings refer to compensation for loss of function.
Whole person ratings refer to permanent disabilities that affect the entire body. Extremity ratings — also called scheduled ratings — refer to specific extremities. Permanent impairment awards are determined by how much function has been lost according to an evaluation by the attending doctor. The amount of financial payment you receive for your disability is determined by statute.
The upper extremities are defined as the arms and any part of the arms, including hands and fingers. The lower extremities include the legs, feet and toes. The ears (loss of hearing) are included as scheduled impairments.
At the Law Firm of Mary Jeffers, we are interested in your best well-being and will except nothing less than the compensation you are due for the injuries you sustained while working for your company.
Call Mary Jeffers office now at 303-573-7948 for your free Workers’ Compensation Extremity Ratings consultation and let’s get started putting the pieces back together today.
Trying to navigate the legal system can be confusing and overwhelming. As a result you can get lost. Mary Jeffers can help you navigate these rough seas and provide you with the answers you need to move on with your life.
Mary E. Jeffers, Esq., Attorney at Law – 303-573-7948