My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: Colorado
I am a long time construction worker. Due to continual use of my hands over the decades it has been determined already that the problems with my hands are work related. In the near future I will be seeing a hand specialist & eventually will need an operation in both hands to solve the problem. The operation being to replace a joint in both the lower basal thumbs.
Since this is considered temporary disability--I am a little concerned--as to what happens if I cannot return to work after the operation? If my hands do not heal properly & or it is determined that I will never be able to return to my licensed occupation, what happens next?
Thanks in advance for all replies.