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What Happens if You Get Injured During a Coffee Break?

What Happens if You Get Injured During a Coffee Break

How does Colorado law handle injuries that happen during an employee’s coffee break? Since you’re not actively working at the time is your injury still covered under workers compensation? The answer is YES because mandated breaks are required by law and therefore getting injured while on your break would be covered by workers comp. Here…

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Red Flags Adjusters Look for in Workers Comp Claims

To help our clients avoid problems rather than try to repair any damage later on down the road, Margaret, a former adjuster, shares the issues that are “red flags” from an adjuster’s point of view. Red Flags Adjusters Look for in Workers Comp Claims Late Reporting – When does the injured worker claim the incident…

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What Happens If You Die At Work?

What happens if you die at work? Sometimes at Kaplan Morrell, Workers’ Compensation in Colorado can take a morbid turn because we have to deal with individuals who die at work. Each of those cases kind of present different issues. One of the weird things about dealing with work injuries, particularly fatalities, is often how…

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Why do injured workers need attorneys?

Why do injured workers need attorneys with Michael Kaplan

I am often asked, “Why do injured workers need attorneys? What are the instances when somebody needs an attorney?” There are four major reasons why people come to speak to either myself, Britton or Ronda. They want to be educated on the system – I think any injured worker, whether it’s a fairly severe injury…

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What Are The Most Fatal and Costly Work Injuries

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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

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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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Physician Assistants Can Declare MMI

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The Statute and case law permits a physician to delegate to a PA the determination of MMI. Susan Griego injured her wrist at work on June 6, 2016, when a trash dumpster lid closed on her hand. After being provided a list of designated medical providers, the claimant elected to treat at the CCOM clinic. The claimant…

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Pinnacol Privatizing: Insurer of Last Resort for Multiple States?

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  In the current political climate, it’s important to pay attention to more than just the presidential race. While that certainly calls the most attention to itself in terms of politicizing and polarizing people, other measures on the ballot and future legislation can affect Colorado voters significantly. Specifically, Denver workers’ compensation lawyers are looking at…

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