Frequently Asked Questions
- I have been taught that Christians should not sue. Is it wrong for me to seek justice under existing workers compensation laws?
- Did you know that in a workers’ compensation dispute, you have the burden to prove that you are injured on the job and entitlement to benefits?
- Did you know that the Bible gives instruction in this area?
- What should I do to protect myself and my family when involved in a car accident?
- What should I avoid doing?
Q: I have been taught that Christians should not sue. Is it wrong for me to seek justice under existing workers compensation laws?
A: The original laws of God’s chosen people are found in the Bible, when the Jethro encouraged Moses to appoint judges to oversee justice and protect the rights of the people. Exodus 18:13-24. As a Colorado Christian lawyer, I counsel clients based on the facts, the law, and the Bible. The fact is that workers’ compensation is the oldest form of no-fault insurance. This means that you are not suing your brother by casting blame. You are filing a claim against the employer’s insurance provider (a principality not an individual), seeking just treatment, medical benefits, injury compensation, and wages guaranteed by law.
- Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly (lawyers not of God). Psalm 1:2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law doth he meditate day and night, and like a tree planted by water, whatsoever he doth shall prosper. Psalm 1:2,3.
For a Christ centered lawyer, contact Derry Dale Sadler by email or at (303) 409-7602. He is committed to God, knows workers’ compensation law, and works hard as unto God.
Q: Did you know that in a workers’ compensation dispute, you have the burden to prove that you are injured on the job and entitlement to benefits?
A: Under Colorado law, when a disagreement arises as to whether an injured worker is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits, the final determination will be based on the facts of each claim and the evidence in each case, that is, which side can offer the most convincing evidence as to how the injury occurred and whether benefits are due. This generally means that when an insurance company has denied liability (responsibility) for payment of benefits, or has failed to respond, it will be necessary for the injured worker to move the claim forward (prosecute) by requesting a hearing and presenting sufficient evidence to prove that benefits should be paid. You must be fully prepared and comply with all administrative procedure requirements regarding notice, filing and exchange of information. For more information, please visit the website for the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Q: Did you know that the Bible gives instruction in this area?
The Bible tells the workers:
- Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth them out of them all. Psalms 34:19
- And we know that all things work for the good of them who love God. Psalms 8:28
The Bible tells the employers:
- …give unto the your servants that which is just and equal. Knowing that ye also have a master in heaven. Colossians 4:1
- Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. Leviticus 19:13
Q: What should I do to protect myself and my family when involved in a car accident?
A: If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you do is stop and give God the praise and glory for allowing you to survive to take the next important step. Remember, you were saved from further harm by God’s grace. Next, (1) check to see whether you or your passengers have been injured. (2) If anyone is injured, call an ambulance. (3) Call 911 and alert the police immediately. They will decide whether they need to come to the scene. (4) Exchange driver information, including name, address, telephone number, license plate number and driver’s licenses. (4) Look for witnesses. Get their names and contact information. At least write down their license plates. Leave that for the experienced accident investigators to decide. (5) When emergency response people arrive, get their business cards. (6) Always see a doctor to be properly evaluated for medical injuries. Sometimes symptoms may not occur for days. (7) Report the accident to your insurance carrier. (8) Document everything. Keep mileage, drug cost, replacement car cost, and daily pain journals. Documentation enhances and preserves the value of your claims. (9) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, leaning not upon your understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct you. (10) Find and call a Christian lawyer who you can trust to work hard for you as if working unto God. (11) Praise God for His protection, guidance and the continued direction of the good doctors and lawyers that He places on your path to justice and good success.
Q: What should I avoid doing?
A: (1) Do not leave the scene of the accident. (2) Do not move your car from the point of impact. Keep emergency flares in your car at all times. Set them out and turn on your hazard lights or raise the hood to prevent chain accidents. (3) Do not try to move anyone who has been injured. This may cause more injury. Do not move your car, unless instructed by law enforcement to do so. You might destroy important accident scene evidence. (4) Don’t tell anyone you are OK, until you have a chance to see a doctor. It’s OK to say that you have faith and believe God will make all things be OK. (5) Never admit that you are at fault. (6) Do not lie. The law allows you to remain silent until you consult a lawyer.
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For a Christ centered lawyer, contact Derry Dale Sadler. He is committed to God, knows workers’ compensation, personal injury, and bankruptcy law, and he works hard as unto God. For a free initial consultation regarding your case, contact The Sadler Law Office today by email or at (303) 409-7602.