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Independent Medical Evaluations

Independent Medical Evaluations

Independent Medical Evaluations – The Workers Compensation Act from time to time allows carriers to send injured workers to what they call independent medical evaluations. The requirement is usually that that doctor hasn’t treated you before and isn’t associated with the doctor who is currently treating you. Independent Medical Evaluations There’s no patient-physician privilege attached…

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What Does it Mean to be Released Back to Work?

What does it mean to be released back to work?

What Does it Mean to be Released Back to Work? – Today we’re going to talk about what happens when the doctor releases you back to work after you’ve been injured on the job. What does that mean? How do you know what your work restrictions are and how can they affect you? What are…

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Going To The Doctor After A Work Injury?

Let's Talk about Going to the Doctor after a work injury

Going To The Doctor After A Work Injury?  – When you see a doctor for the first time it’s the most important visit you can get because so much gets determined there. What is said and not said at that visit can affect an entire claim. Going To The Doctor After A Work Injury? Be…

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Permanent Partial Disability

Permanent Partial Disability

Permanent Partial Disability – When you’re placed at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), one of the benefits you’re entitled to is called Permanent Partial Disability or Impairment Rating, and it’s theoretically designed to compensate you for your future wage loss capacity, but they don’t take into account whether you’re working or not. Permanent Partial Disability What are…

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Why Claims get Denied! Injured during horseplay?

Why Claims get Denied! Injured during horseplay? – When you’re injured on the job you have to show basically 3 things. One, you have to show you have an injury, you need medical care and you can’t do your job anymore or you can’t do it as well as you used to. Two, you have…

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Warning! If your employer says this…. watch out!

Warning! If your employer says this.... watch out!

Warning! If your employer says this…. watch out! – There are things that employers tell injured workers, who may think it’s not a big deal depending on the situation, but they’re actually big red flags, because it usually means something weird is going on and the employers are not taking their legal obligations under work injuries…

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When are Natural Disasters covered under WC?

When are Natural Disasters covered under WC? – In Colorado there’s something called Compensability, which means that if you sustain an injury on the job and you are entitled to compensation, then your injury is compensable, and that means that you’re entitled to medical care, lost wage benefits, etc. When are Natural Disasters covered under…

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What are your Work Injury Rights & How can we help you?

What are your Work Injury Rights & How can we help you?

What are your Work Injury Rights & How can we help you? – Workers’ Compensation is an insurance program created by the state’s legislature and it’s a requirement for employers to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance to pay for on-the-job injuries. What are your Work Injury Rights & How can we help you? This was established because…

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Workers’ Compensation and OSHA

Workers Compensation and OSHA

Workers’ Compensation and OSHA -Many workers are understandably upset if an employer refuses to correct an unsafe worksite. It’s worse if you get injured because of it! What are your options if that happens? Today we’ll talk about how Workers Compensation and OSHA address unsafe working environments. Workers’ Compensation and OSHA We’ll cover what your…

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Work injuries and Unemployment

work injuries and unemployment

Work injuries and Unemployment – If you’re injured, off work and you need income you might wonder if you should try to get Workers’ Compensation or if you should get Unemployment. If you’re off work due to a work injury and you have restrictions, in general, you will receive more from Workers’ Compensation than through…

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