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Pain Scale and How Injured Workers Can Rate Their Pain

Pain Scale And How Injured Workers Can Rate Their Pain

Pain Scale and How Injured Workers Can Rate Their Pain – In a doctor’s appointment an injured worker will be asked what’s their pain between 0 and 10, with 0 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain somebody can feel, but who knows what that means? The doctors never go on and describe…

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Independent Medical Exam to fight the Company Doctor

Independent Medical Exam to fight the Company Doctor

Independent Medical Exam to fight the Company Doctor – A lot of times we have clients who say they went to see the company doctor, but they still feel bad, and the doctors are telling them that there’s nothing else they can do for them. They know they’re not as good as they can get, and…

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Permanent Partial Disability

Permanent Partial Disability

Permanent Partial Disability – When you’re placed at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), one of the benefits you’re entitled to is called Permanent Partial Disability or Impairment Rating, and it’s theoretically designed to compensate you for your future wage loss capacity, but they don’t take into account whether you’re working or not. Permanent Partial Disability What are…

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Workers Comp: STD & LTD

Should I apply for STD or LTD while on Workers Comp?

Workers Comp: STD & LTD – Some injured workers have personal short-term or long-term disability policies (or both). Today we’re going to be answering when and if you should try to get wage loss under Workers’ Compensation AND access your short or long-term disability policy.  Workers Comp: STD & LTD What is short and long-term…

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Why is my work injury claim denied?

My claim has been denied! Why?

Why is my work injury claim denied? – There’s a weird category of denials which involve certain things that you do, even if you’re doing them on the job, that are not covered under Workers’ Compensation. Why is my work injury claim denied? One of the weird exceptions to Workers’ Compensation loss in Colorado is…

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¿Por qué negaron mi reclamo?

¿por que negaron mi reclamo?

¿Por qué negaron mi reclamo? – Hay varias razones por las que las compañías de seguros niegan los reclamos por beneficios. En el trabajo existen ciertas situaciones que no están cubiertas por Compensación al Trabajador. ¿Por qué negaron mi reclamo? Actividades Recreativas en el Trabajo La primera categoría de lesiones que no son parte del…

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Why Claims get Denied! Injured during horseplay?

Why Claims get Denied! Injured during horseplay? – When you’re injured on the job you have to show basically 3 things. One, you have to show you have an injury, you need medical care and you can’t do your job anymore or you can’t do it as well as you used to. Two, you have…

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Herido durante juegos bruscos en el trabajo

Herido durante juegos bruscos en el trabajo– Si usted sufre una lesión en el trabajo debe demostrar 3 cosas. Uno, debe mostrar que tiene una lesión. Dos, debe mostrar que algo en el trabajo ocurrió para causar la lesión. Y tres, debe mostrar que su lesión ocurrió debido a su empleo, realizando alguna actividad de…

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Warning! If your employer says this…. watch out!

Warning! If your employer says this.... watch out!

Warning! If your employer says this…. watch out! – There are things that employers tell injured workers, who may think it’s not a big deal depending on the situation, but they’re actually big red flags, because it usually means something weird is going on and the employers are not taking their legal obligations under work injuries…

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When are Natural Disasters covered under WC?

When are Natural Disasters covered under WC? – In Colorado there’s something called Compensability, which means that if you sustain an injury on the job and you are entitled to compensation, then your injury is compensable, and that means that you’re entitled to medical care, lost wage benefits, etc. When are Natural Disasters covered under…

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