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Workplace Wellness Now Possible for Small Businesses, Too?

Worksite wellness programs are a great way to preemptively sidestep some of the more horrifying workplace injuries in jobs where workers rely on their health. Despite how physically demanding a job is, our Greeley workers’ compensation lawyers certainly agree that worksite wellness programs can help to prevent work injuries. A recent study in the Journal…

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Can I quit my job after a work injury?

Workers’ Compensation provides medical care, lost wages, and other benefits to compensate employees who sustain injuries on the job.  What happens if you decide to quit your job after your work injury in Colorado without consulting with a lawyer?  The answer is often not pleasant, depending upon when you and why quit.  In general we…

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5 Workers’ Comp Mistakes Injured Workers Make

Try as we might to prevent them, injuries happen. That’s why legislators, employers and insurers have created the workers’ compensation safety net: Protecting injured workers and employers alike from the crushing and unpredictable medical costs and lost time that a work-related injury or illness can cause. The workers’ compensation system is a legal system, and…

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Fatal Work Accidents on the Rise

Injury and death are two unfortunate (and, for the latter, inevitable) occurrences in life.  However, they should not have to happen as a result of someone simply trying to earn a living.  Unfortunately, they do happen and can end the lives of workers while devastating the lives of the workers’ families. In 2011, about 4609 Americans died…

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Can Religious Organizations Be Required To Carry Workers’ Compensation?

Can you get workers’ compensation if it is against your religion to work for wages? One of the most recent debates opening the New Year involves the Montana Hutterite religious community. The Montana Supreme Court narrowly ruled that requirements for workers’ compensation do not constitute an unconstitutional infringement upon the religious practices of the Hutterite…

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Workers’ Compensation Concerns for Telecommuters

Telecommuting or teleworking is gaining momentum in the rapidly changing US business environment as well as in federal and state courtrooms. With the number of telecommuters rising from the ranks of federal government employees on top of the small business and Fortune 500 workforce, more legal entanglements are to be expected. No law specifically addresses…

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Colorado Farm Workers: Know your Workers’ Compensation Rights

Although Colorado’s economy is now mainly driven by the service industries, agriculture remains to be the state’s second largest industry. With at least 36,200 farms encompassing 31 million acres, Colorado’s farm industry is a key element of the state’s economy. According to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, it accounts for $40 billion in overall economic…

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