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FMLA and Work Injuries – WC & Other Laws! Part 1

FMLA and Work Injuries

FMLA and Work Injuries – Today we will discuss the interaction between Workers’ Compensation, a State Law, and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a Federal Law. When you are off work due to a Colorado work injury you have a right to lost wage benefits but what about your job? Is it protected? Can…

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Final Admissions! Things That Happen at MMI

Final Admissions

Final Admissions! Things That Happen at MMI – We are wrapping up our series about what happens when you reach MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement). We’ve talked about what happens when you’ve been given restrictions, an impairment rating, and when you get a recommendation for maintenance care. Now let’s discuss what happens next. Final Admissions! What…

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Time in Workers Compensation – Part 2

Time in Workers Compensation

Time in Workers Compensation – We’re continuing our discussion about how long these take in the legal system when it comes to Colorado work injuries! Making a “claim” for an injury is different and legally distinct from giving “notice” of your serious on-the-job injury. Know the difference and know how great lawyers can help you.…

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Things that Happen at MMI Maintenance Care

MMI Maintenance Care

Things that Happen at MMI Maintenance Care –  The doctors may tell you that you’re at MMI but you might still need medical care. We’ll discuss the two types of medical care and help you figure the next steps to take care of your work injury. Things that Happen at MMI Maintenance Care What is…

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Things that Happen at MMI: Impairment Ratings

MMI Impairment Ratings Part II Things That Happen at MMI

Things that Happen at MMI: Impairment Ratings – When your doctor tells you “This is as good as it’s going to get” regarding your work injury, you’re considered at Maximum Medical Improvement. At that point you’re going to get an impairment rating, but what is that and how can it benefit you? It can get…

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MMI: Permanent Restrictions for Work Injuries

MMI: Permanent Restrictions for Work Injuries

MMI: Permanent Restrictions for Work Injuries – If you’re an injured worker at Maximum Medical Improvement, your doctor may assign you to permanent work restrictions. What options or rights do you have in workers’ compensation? How should you talk with the treating doctor if you think you can continue working your old job? What if…

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What Happens After Your Work Injury Treatment is Done?

Work Injury Treatment is Done

What Happens After Your Work Injury Treatment is Done? – The doctor says my work injury treatment is done, now what? We’ll discuss what happens to injured workers in Colorado when their company doctor discharges them from medical care and how a great workers’ compensation attorney can make all the difference. What is maintenance care…

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