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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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 Can You Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits for PTSD? With June being PTSD month, we recently took on that topic that can be quite confusing. We frequently handle cases with post-traumatic stress disorders in workers’ compensation injuries. As you could imagine, in most cases workers compensation does not cover PTSD claims very well. In Colorado,…

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Fire Rescue Personnel: What to do When You’re Hurt on the Job Fire rescue personnel suffer work related injuries from time to time. A mistake doesn’t have to happen for an injury to occur in this line of work. Smoke inhalation, burns, cuts, broken bones and other injuries can be sustained while responding to an…

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As one of only two law firms in Colorado selected by the National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA), Kaplan Morrell helps the Denver Broncos players when they need advice and legal representation regarding any injury that occurs as part of their employment. Michael Kaplan recently attended the NFLAPA’s workers’ compensation annual meeting in April 2012.  The…

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When people are injured on the job, there are a number of employment law issues that can come into the picture.  Often we are asked: “Can I collect unemployment while I on workers’ compensation?”  The answer, unfortunately is – It depends. The Workers’ Compensation Law is a State law that only covers certain losses caused…

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While mining continues to be a lucrative industry that is booming with new opportunities, these gains have not come without some risk to Colorado Miners. Many of the problems affecting miners are as a result of negligence on the part of the employer. Increased burdens in the form of taxes and regulations have made it…

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Injured Workers should be reimbursed for lost wages while recovering for injury. However, the amount that they are eventually paid may be limited on state law adjustments to the workers’ compensation benefit caps.  There are three important limitations.  First, the law only reimburses injured workers two-thirds of their gross lost wages.  While this benefit is…

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How Your Employment Rights combine with Workers’ Compensation:  The Americans’ with Disabilities Act When people are injured on the job, there are a number of employment law issues that can come into the picture.  Often we are asked: “Can I collect unemployment while I on workers’ compensation?”  The answer, unfortunately is – It depends. The…

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Just because you work in an environment with a high incidence of injury doesn’t mean that you have to be unsafe. There are several precautions that you can take on a daily basis to protect yourself from accidents and mishaps. Here are some tips that you can use to be safe in the workplace: Always…

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