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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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Red Flags Adjusters Look for in Workers Comp Claims

To help our clients avoid problems rather than try to repair any damage later on down the road, Margaret, a former adjuster, shares the issues that are “red flags” from an adjuster’s point of view. Red Flags Adjusters Look for in Workers Comp Claims Late Reporting – When does the injured worker claim the incident…

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What Happens If You Die At Work?

What happens if you die at work? Sometimes at Kaplan Morrell, Workers’ Compensation in Colorado can take a morbid turn because we have to deal with individuals who die at work. Each of those cases kind of present different issues. One of the weird things about dealing with work injuries, particularly fatalities, is often how…

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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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Understanding the Disfigurement Benefit

Understanding the Disfigurement Benefit explained by Ronda Cordova

One of the most overlooked benefits in worker’s compensation to injured workers is a disfigurement benefit. We chatted with Ronda Cordova a very experience workman’s compensation attorney. She told us Colorado law provides disfigurement benefits if a worker has a scar or disfigurement due to an industrial injury or occupational disease. Disfigurement benefit covers what?…

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