Clifford E Eley’s Answers

Clifford E Eley

Denver Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. In the state of Colorado do you have to prove your injury is worse then when you got hurt just to get a settlement?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Clifford E Eley
    2. Erika Lynne Alverson
    2 lawyer answers

    If your lawyer is telling you this, it might be because your case closed on a final admission of liability. If it did, you have to reopen your case and to do that, you have to show a worsening of condition. If your case has not closed you would not have to show that your injury has gotten worse.

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  2. I was laid off recently and have a question about a workmans comp claim. their doctor said i was fine but i am still in pain.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Clifford E Eley
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3 lawyer answers

    In Colorado this would not close your right to reopen your workers compensation case. That would be a settlement and it required specific language in the agreement. Also, the settlement would have to be approved by the Division of Workers Compensation. But that is specific to Colorado. I can't speak for cases in other states.

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