Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Law Office of Steven J. Picardi, P.C.12900 Stroh Ranch Way, Suite 110
Parker, Colorado 80134-7401
(303) 872-7461 or(888) 781-0369
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of Steven J. Picardi, P.C. practices exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation. Founded in October 2000, the firm represents those injured in work-related accidents throughout the Denver metro area. Because we handle nothing else but workers’ compensation, we know how to handle insurance companies and their attorneys.
When you hire us to represent your interests, you will hire an attorney with the following credentials:
• A 1991 graduate of Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law, ranking in the top tier of his graduating class
• An attorney practicing almost exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation since moving to Denver in 1991
• A lawyer who knows medicine, having represented many of the state’s top doctors with one of Denver’s leading medical malpractice defense firms
• An attorney who is a member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Colorado Bar Association
At Picardi Law Firm, we combine our years of experience with a committed, driven and personal approach to the law. We understand all that injured workers want is to have insurance companies treat them fairly, and receive the amount of benefits and money they deserve. We will do our best to protect your rights.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Cervical/Neck Injuries; Complex Medical Cases; Dealing With Unions; Death Benefits; Hernias; Hip Injuries; Lost Wages & Back Pay; Lumbar/Lower Back Injuries; Permanent Disability; Risk Management; Chronic Pain Disorders; Shoulder Injuries.
Areas of Law Description
At The Picardi Law Firm, our workers' compensation lawyers handle cases involving:
- Cervical/Neck Injuries
Trauma to the neck can lead to injuries like whiplash, a cervical fracture, a slipped disc or spinal cord injury. These painful medical conditions make it nearly impossible to work, severely limiting income. It is important that you apply for workers’ compensation benefits to get help dealing with your work-related injury. Regardless of who was to blame for causing the neck and spinal cord injury, we at the Picardi Law Firm in Parker, Colorado, will represent injured workers in workers’ compensation claims.
- Complex Medical Cases
Though often well-equipped with risk management personnel and in-house attorneys, many self-insured employers do not retain workers’ compensation defense counsel with medical experience and research resources. As managing partner of Picardi Law Firm, attorney Steven J. Picardi leads a skilled legal team in conducting investigations of workers’ compensation claims, in-depth medical research and aggressive representation through all phases of negotiation and litigation. His years of experience within the field allow him to lecture and write extensively on the subjects of workers’ compensation and legal ethics.
- Union Negotiation
The firm’s attorneys have the specialized experience required to assist self-insured employers and human resources personnel in dealing with union representatives and union administrators in workers’ compensation claims. Attorney Steven J. Picardi has over 20 years of experience working on behalf of self-insured employers and risk management personnel. Put this experience and expertise to your benefit when you need to gather information from your employee’s union representative.
- Death Benefits
In Colorado, there are statutory time limitations to file a claim (statute of limitations), maximum benefit amounts and many other issues that must be considered in a claim for death benefits. The skilled lawyers of Picardi Law Firm have been representing injured workers and survivors of deceased workers for several years. With a specialized focus in workers’ compensation law, attorneys Steven J. Picardi and Daniel Clay Thornton know exactly what it takes to properly file a death benefits claim. They are also available to assist individuals who would like to appeal a denial for benefits.
Work-related injuries do not occur only when an employee was involved in an on-the-job accident. Some injuries, such as hernias, are caused by repeated stress and strain. Though some coworkers and employers may discourage you from filing a workers’ compensation claim, it is important to do so. Abdominal and groin hernias likely will not resolve on their own. Worse, they may rupture, leading to further complications.
- Hip Injuries
A fractured pelvis or dislocated hip can be extremely painful, making it nearly impossible for you to work. These injuries, frequently caused by serious slip-and-fall accidents, can be the basis of a workers’ compensation claim. It important that you hire an experienced lawyer to determine your eligibility, because insurance companies usually do not fairly compensate injured workers for hip injuries. At the Picardi Law Firm in Denver, Colorado, we represent workers injured on the job, regardless of fault.
- Injured Workers
Work-related injuries can happen to just about anyone — but the more dangerous the job, the more likely you will be severely, even fatally, injured. Picardi Law Firm represents people suffering from any type of work-related injury, including:
• Lumbar/Low Back Injuries
• Cervical/Neck Injuries
• Construction Accidents/Lifting Injuries
• Shoulder Injuries
• Hip Injuries
- Lost Wages & Back Pay
At the Picardi Law Firm in Denver, Colorado, we understand the fear faced by people unable to work because of an injury. We will work with you and your employer’s insurance company to make sure that you get either temporary total disability benefits — benefits available when you cannot work at all — or temporary partial disability benefits — benefits available when you can work, but not at 100 percent.
- Lumbar/Lower Back Injuries
A ruptured or herniated disk, a strained ligament, lumbar pain or a thrown-out back can hinder your ability to work. Whether your injuries are permanent or temporary, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
- Permanent Disability
When you are unable to recover fully from a work-related injury, you may qualify for a form of permanent disability under workers’ compensation. Whether you are eligible for permanent total disability or permanent partial disability benefits will depend on the rating you receive from your doctor and your ability to work in the future.
- Risk Management
As a specialized law firm focusing solely on workers’ compensation claims, Picardi Law Firm has the skill necessary to help self-insured employers create a strong risk management program relating to workers’ compensation claims. The firm’s workers’ compensation and risk management attorneys represent employers, insurers and other professionals in Denver and throughout Colorado.
- RSD & CRPS
Sometimes, the cause of your medical condition may not be easily diagnosed. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also called Complex Regional Pain Disorder (CRPD) is a severe and chronic injury to the central nervous system that can lead to a lifetime of pain and discomfort if left untreated. At the Picardi Law Firm in Denver, Colorado, we have represented numerous people suffering from chronic pain caused by RSD. This chronic pain disorder frequently occurs after a serious injury to a limb, and can result in overwhelming pain.
- Shoulder Injuries
Time is important after suffering a serious shoulder injury while on the job. You have to notify your employer within four days of your accident in order to protect the outcome of your workers’ compensation claim — failing to do so can drastically reduce your benefits.
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