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Archive for January 2017

What a Difference An "AND" Makes In Colorado Work Injuries

THE Industrial Claims Appeals Office (ICAO) HIGHLIGHTS A MAJOR LIMITATION ON MAINTENANCE MEDICAL CARE Intersection between a law with a later statute creates a major distinction for injured workers’ medical care rights. Lola Chism injured her left shoulder in July 2009 in an admitted work injury.  Following what was described as “considerable” physical therapy, and…

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Appeals Office Shifts the Burden to Injured Workers in Responsible for Termination Claims

Injured Workers must now be ready to provide evidence explaining that work absences weren’t their fault. Injured workers who lose their job while treating for a work injury are entitled to lost wage benefits, called Temporary Total Disability.  However the Colorado Legislature changed the law allowing employers to avoid paying lost wages to injured workers when…

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Top Ten Most Costly Work Injuries Of 2016

The Liberty Mutual Research Institute revealed 2016’s top ten causes of the most costly work injuries. Here they are: 1. Overexertion involving outside sources. $13.79 Billion (Examples include lifting, pushing, pulling objects.) 2. Falls on the same level. $10.62 Billion (Slip and falls on slippery surfaces) 3. Falls to a lower level.  $5.50 Billion (Scaffold,…

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