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Independent Medical Examination

Independent Medical Examination – Know Your Rights! Why Would the Insurance Company Require an Independent Medical Evaluation (RIME)? The insurance company from time to time can require that you attend an independent medical evaluation for the following reasons: (a) If you have a work injury (b) If you are treating and receiving medical care and…

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There was a controversial case here in Colorado just recently. A judge ruled in favor of a widow whose husband died because of unfavorable working conditions. Jim Freemyer, an oil-field worker, died in 2014 after inhaling toxic chemicals in a low-oxygen atmosphere at the Gaddis oil tank site. What he did was most commonly known…

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This past week, the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) cited an Ohio -based Nursing Home for several repeated violations that left workers exposed to biological hazards. After seventeen years helping injured workers, we have seen all manner of injuries and occupational diseases.  While rare for employees in general, hospital and nursing home workers are exposed to…

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INJURED WORKERS WITH ATTORNEYS CONTINUE TO GET TWICE AS MUCH AS UNREPRESENTED WORKERS According to the latest statistical analysis of workers’ compensation settlements, injured workers with settlements received an average settlement of $33,893.00 while injured workers who handled the matter without counsel received $17,148.00.  Settlements, though, only represent a portion – and often a small…

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