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Is medical malpractice covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Is medical malpractice covered by Workers' Compensation?

Is medical malpractice covered by Workers’ Compensation? – If you’re injured on the job, it could happen that your treatment is delayed or not provided in a timely or quality basis, and that might result not only in needless extended pain, but in additional disability or impairment because of the lack or treatment or timely…

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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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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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What are your Work Injury Rights & How can we help you?

What are your Work Injury Rights & How can we help you?

What are your Work Injury Rights & How can we help you? – Workers’ Compensation is an insurance program created by the state’s legislature and it’s a requirement for employers to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance to pay for on-the-job injuries. What are your Work Injury Rights & How can we help you? This was established because…

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Motion For ALJ Recusal Must Contain a Sworn Affidavit

One of the things that distinguish Workers’ Compensation Hearings is that we argue cases in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) instead of a jury.  There are only a handful of ALJs so we tend to see the same ALJ multiple times. A pro se (unrepresented) claimant sought to recuse ALJ Michelle Jones based upon…

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What If I Work in an Unsafe Workplace?

In 2007, five workers died after a fire broke out inside a pipeline while the workers were resealing it. The fire occurred while the workers were at their workplace at Xcel Energy’s Cabin Creek hydraulic plant. After five years of trial, the Colorado Court of Appeals dismissed the lawsuits against the companies. According to the…

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