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Can an Employee Injured on a Holiday Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Workers’ compensation is mandatory insurance that employers must provide for their employees to assist them when they are injured on the job or develop occupational disease. A Denver workers’ compensation attorney can help to get you the insurance benefits you are entitled to by law. The 2013 Workers’ Compensation Act provides that employees, whether working…

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Is sexual harassment covered under Colorado Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation covers all on-the-job injuries, except….sexual harassment …. even if the worker and the harasser met through their employment.  This summer, the Industrial Claims Appeals Panel upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s decision that sexual harassment is not “compensable” as a work injury.   The Judge reasoned that the harassment was the result of personal interaction…

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Workers’ Compensation Case Review: Sheltered Employment

One of the more difficult workers’ compensation benefits to obtain is wage loss benefits after maximum medical improvement.  This is called Permanent Total Disability (PTD).  In order to obtain PTD Benefits an injured worker must show that he or she cannot earn any wages in any employment. Typically this means that if injured workers can…

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Can an insurance company later substantially lower a settlement offer if I refuse to settle now?

A Colorado worker was seriously injured in the Nineties.  At the time the insurance carrier offered $300,000 to settle the claim.  The worker declined, waiting, he said, “for the right time to accept.”  Now nearly twenty years later, the carrier is only offering $20,000.  Can they do that? Parties settle to avoid risk.  Workers settle…

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Seasonal Roof Worker Killed in Colorado Workplace Fall

A seasoned roof worker was recently killed on the job after falling to his death 20 feet from a fire escape in Colorado Springs, as reported by The Gazette. He is 41-year old Pedro Carreño Arrazola, an employee of Weathercraft Roofing Company for more than a decade already. His employer, Weathercraft President John Fleming, said…

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits of Injured Workers in Illegal Construction Sites

Employers should provide safe working conditions for their workers. Failure to do that, employers run the risk of paying fines or being subjected to civil litigations. One company might be subjected to these and more after a serious injury occurred in its construction site. reported an accident involving a Philadelphia construction worker who is…

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