Benefits

Is Travel For Workers’ Comp. Medical Treatment Covered by My Insurance Carrier?

by Patrick Spencer February 28, 2014
Travel reimbursement receipts for your workers' comp. claim

Q: I’m having knee surgery done in Vail CO. I live in Silt, CO (81 miles away). My doctor is requiring me to stay in Vail for a minimum of 5 nights so they may monitor progress and follow their physical therapy routine. That leaves me with $1000 lodging expense plus meals. I’m hoping I don’t get stuck with the […]

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Are There Limits on My Colorado Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

by Patrick Spencer February 3, 2011
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Colorado statutes determine what benefits you will be entitled to in your Workers’ Compensation claim. Those benefits can have limits, otherwise known as “caps.” Some cash benefits have caps When you’re injured at work, you may be entitled to medical and cash benefits. But the law limits the amount of cash benefits you can receive. TTD […]

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When Should I Report an Injury That Happened at Work?

by Patrick Spencer September 27, 2010
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In Colorado, the law requires you to notify your employer of an injury within four days. And you must notify them in writing. Some things to keep in mind: If you don’t report an injury within the four-day period, a judge can reduce some of your benefits. The statute of limitations for most claims in Colorado is […]

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Should I Use My Health Insurance Instead of Filing a Workers’ Comp. Claim?

by Patrick Spencer September 21, 2010

No. If you have been injured on the job in Colorado, don’t let your employer pressure you into not filing a claim. Even if your employer questions whether the injury happened on the job, they must assist you with filing a claim. It is common for employers of all sizes to pressure employees into not […]

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What is TTD or TPD?

by Patrick Spencer September 14, 2010
TTD and TPD in Colorado

TTD: TTD is “Temporary Total Disability” benefits. In Colorado, TTD is paid when you are totally off work due to a work-related injury. TTD is paid at the rate of two-thirds of your average weekly wage (not to exceed a state maximum that changes each year). TPD: TPD is “Temporary Partial Disability” benefits. In Colorado, TPD […]

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