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Independent Medical Evaluations

Independent Medical Evaluations

Independent Medical Evaluations – The Workers Compensation Act from time to time allows carriers to send injured workers to what they call independent medical evaluations. The requirement is usually that that doctor hasn’t treated you before and isn’t associated with the doctor who is currently treating you. Independent Medical Evaluations There’s no patient-physician privilege attached…

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What Does it Mean to be Released Back to Work?

What does it mean to be released back to work?

What Does it Mean to be Released Back to Work? – Today we’re going to talk about what happens when the doctor releases you back to work after you’ve been injured on the job. What does that mean? How do you know what your work restrictions are and how can they affect you? What are…

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Going to the doctor after a work injury? – Part 2

Let's Talk about Going to the Doctor after a work injury

Going to the doctor after a work injury? – When injured workers go to the doctor for the first time due to a work injury, they think they will see a kind doctor who will try to help them, but in reality, that doctor has been picked by the insurance company to give the minimum…

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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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Tips for Successful Court Hearings by Video during COIVD19

Successful Court Hearings by Video

Tips for Successful Court Hearings by Video during COIVD19 – This blog addresses some of the things that are happening in workers’ compensation, particularly workers’ compensation hearings, which are no longer being held in person during the pandemic. All workers’ compensation hearings are being held by telephone conference or internet video conference. The Current Process…

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