Kaplan Morrell

Denver Workers Compensation

Understanding the Disfigurement Benefit

Understanding the Disfigurement Benefit explained by Ronda Cordova

One of the most overlooked benefits in worker’s compensation to injured workers is a disfigurement benefit. We chatted with Ronda Cordova a very experience workman’s compensation attorney. She told us Colorado law provides disfigurement benefits if a worker has a scar or disfigurement due to an industrial injury or occupational disease. Disfigurement benefit covers what?…

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What Are The Most Fatal and Costly Work Injuries

Work injuries

Each year, the Division of Worker’s Compensation Colorado creates a massive and comprehensive report recapping the prior year’s work injuries. This data contains many detailed statistics and facts about claims. These statistics cover fatalities in on-the-job injuries, the types of industries where injuries are likely to occur, and what genders or ages are the most…

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Three Steps To Take If You Are Injured at Work in Colorado

Injured at work

Remaining safe and avoiding injuries while working is part of everyone’s job. Unfortunately, accidents happen. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred with private industry employers in 2016, which shakes out to about 2.9 cases per 100 full time equivalent workers. While job-related injuries or…

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Social Media and Workers’ Compensation – Colorado

Social media

Well, good morning. today, I wanted to talk with you briefly about what happens if you’re injured and you are on social media. That particular topic came into full focus this week with a client of mine and a client that was not mine. Let me talk about the client that wasn’t mine. A law…

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Changes in 2018 Denver Workers’ Compensation Laws

Workers' Compensation Laws

The General Assembly adopted three bills affecting injured workers in Colorado. Workers’ compensation insurance is in place to protect injured workers and their employers in the state of Colorado. This insurance pays for medical treatment and a portion of lost wages when an employee is injured on the job. According to state law dating back…

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