Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

At The Merkel Law Firm, LLC, our firm’s entire focus is helping injured workers in Colorado get the medical, lost wages, death, and disability benefits they have a right to receive through the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. Our knowledgeable lawyers provide confidential legal advocacy.

Serving Injured Workers In Denver And The Surrounding Communities In Colorado

We Are Exclusively Focused On Workers’ Compensation Law

Workers' Compensation In Colorado
Workers’ Compensation In Colorado

Workers’ Compensation In Colorado

Industries We Serve
Industries We Serve

Industries We Serve

Workers' Compensation FAQ
Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Have You Been Injured At Work? Get Help And Report Your Injuries.

If you are injured while working, it is essential to immediately report your injury accurately to your employer or manager as soon as possible. In addition, it is critical that you do not delay seeking medical treatment. You should always report your injuries to your medical provider accurately. Remember to report every body part, every symptom, every time you see a medical provider. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should cover the costs of your medical expenses provided they are deemed reasonable, necessary, and related to your workplace injury. Workers’ compensation will pay a percentage of your lost wages if your medical provider determines you are unable to work or your employer cannot provide modified work that accommodates the restrictions provided by the medical provider.

You may also be eligible for permanent disability benefits under the workers’ compensation law if your injury results in permanent impairment of your body. 

At The Merkel Law Firm, LLC, our attorneys are here to help you understand your rights under Colorado’s workers’ compensation laws. We will work to help you maximize the benefits you have a right to receive.

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The Workers’ Compensation System Is Complex, You Need An Attorney

Injured workers must follow specific rules and file accurate, complete paperwork in order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Our firm will manage the workers’ compensation process and guide you through the system so you can obtain maximum compensation, as soon as possible. Our firm will walk alongside you every step of the way from the beginning to the end of your case. It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to obtain the best results possible under the law. 

When you call The Merkel Law Firm, LLC, in Denver, your call is confidential. Our attorneys, Penny Merkel and Jody Merkel, have never represented an insurance company’s interest in workers’ compensation cases. We have only represented other workers just like you. You do not have to fear that our conversation about your injuries will cause you to lose your job.

We help injured workers from all types of jobs and industries including educators; service workers; delivery company workers; construction industry; restaurant workers; health care workers; etc.

We Are Passionate About Helping Injured Workers

Meet Our Team

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Joseph “Jody” Merkel

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Penny Merkel

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What Our Clients Are Saying

“Penny takes great pride in what she does as an attorney. She is by far a very considerate individual who cares about you and your case from start to finish. Penny and her staff are always there when you need them, they are thorough and very professional. If there was anything I didn’t understand about my case Penny was very knowledgeable and patient about explaining it to me so that I could understand it better. I highly recommend Penny and her staff, they’re by far the most professional team you can have by your side.”

“I just want to say he was very helpful took his time to explain everything about my case was very patient with my questions I asked, and he gave me great advice I am going to let all my friends know about this remarkable attorney.”

“Joseph Merkel was a God send. I would say he was my lighthouse in the storm. His knowledge was very impressive. He treated me with great respect. If I ever find myself needing a lawyer, you can bet he will be representing me.”


“From the beginning all the way to the end of my case – Penny was very professional and helpful as well as knowledgeable. She clearly knows the law and how it applies to worker’s compensation cases. I am very pleased with how she handled my case. I always was kept informed of the status. I felt like she cared about me and my situation. Penny gave me the best information and was very responsive to the others on the case. She demonstrated her expertise and knowledge in every situation that arose during my case. I highly recommend Penny and her staff. They are there to assist and will always answer questions or return your call and give the best service possible.”


“The first day I consulted with Mr. Merkel his listening skills and the direct questions he asked told me he understood what the pros and cons of going forward would be like and that he had full knowledge of the law. Hiring Mr. Merkel gave me access to a strong team to support me legally and emotionally, as I went forward. He took the pressure off me from negative contact and assured me that calling him, emailing my questions, running thoughts, or frustrations through him would help him stay up to date and ease my worrying. His questions also helped me to look deeper into the issue at hand. He was always up-front sharing the pros and cons of the choices I had to make. His knowledge of worker’s comp. law is razor sharp. If he had questions about a law or situation, he would refer to his partners for their thoughts and strategies. I admire people who include others with qualifications verses suggesting based on their best guess. He treated me with great respect at all times! I felt valued and a part of the team making decisions. That is amazing as my case went on for more than a year and a half. With all the hoops I had to jump through I was made ready by Mr. Merkel. I never went into situations without full knowledge of what to expect. I could write a book on this firm and Mr. Merkel, but I will end by sharing that going in expecting no money but needing other help he was able to show just cause of many areas I was due compensation. He stood firm for what we believed I deserved, and I received it.”