Employment

What Happens When I am Injured and Cannot Return to My Job?

by Patrick Spencer March 16, 2010

In Colorado, if you are injured at work, and unable to work at all, you are entitled to compensation for your inability to work (also called Temporary Total Disability benefits, or TTD). Many people wonder if Colorado workers’ compensation provides any retraining or vocational rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. If you are not able to do […]

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Are You an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

by Patrick Spencer February 24, 2010
Were you hired as an independent contractor or employee?

The economic downturn has led some companies to cut payroll costs by illegally classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  If you work as an independent contractor you will have no workers’ compensation coverage if you are hurt on the job, unless you purchase your own coverage. It can be a blurry line between being an employee or […]

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Can I Be Fired If I Am Injured at Work in Colorado?

by Patrick Spencer February 11, 2010
Fired, termination, notice in Colorado

Yes, in Colorado you can be fired after being injured at work.  And thanks to a law passed by the Colorado legislature in 1999, Colorado employers are firing injured workers more and more often. Under this law, if you are “responsible” for losing your job, you are not eligible for wage-loss benefits. This is true […]

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