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What Happens if You Get Injured During a Coffee Break?

What Happens if You Get Injured During a Coffee Break

How does Colorado law handle injuries that happen during an employee’s coffee break? Since you’re not actively working at the time is your injury still covered under workers compensation? The answer is YES because mandated breaks are required by law and therefore getting injured while on your break would be covered by workers comp. Here…

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Why do injured workers need attorneys?

Why do injured workers need attorneys with Michael Kaplan

I am often asked, “Why do injured workers need attorneys? What are the instances when somebody needs an attorney?” There are four major reasons why people come to speak to either myself, Britton or Ronda. They want to be educated on the system – I think any injured worker, whether it’s a fairly severe injury…

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Catching Fries: What Exactly Is In The Course Of My Employment?

Greeley workers’ compensation lawyers and Denver workers’ compensation lawyers will tell you many states have a loose definition of what kinds of activities are conceivably within an employee’s job responsibilities. While workers can only receive benefits when they’re injured on the job in the course of their employment, different states have different definitions of “in…

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Roadside Manners: Work Zones and Tragedy

  Almost everyone who drives to work knows the major annoyance that follows. Imagine you are driving to work along a familiar route when suddenly construction appears, almost as if from the pavement, and suddenly the commute that usually takes you twenty minutes takes thirty or more. Most working people who have to be at…

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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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