Medical Issues

Is travel for workers’ comp. medical treatment covered in Colorado?

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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What medical information do you have to give the insurance company?

by Patrick Spencer November 2, 2011
don't sign blank medical releases

Q. “My workers’ comp insurance company is asking me to sign medical releases and has asked for a list of doctors I’ve seen, even ones I saw before my injury. Do I have to give it to them?” A client asked us: I received a packet of papers to fill out, such as the incident report, […]

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What’s the difference between an IME and a DIME?

by Patrick Spencer July 14, 2011
IME or DIME in Colorado

In Colorado, there are important differences between an IME, or Independent Medical Exam and a DIME, or Division Independent Medical Exam. An IME can be performed by any doctor. Either you or the insurance carrier can send you to a doctor for an IME to get additional information about things like: your condition, whether your injury is […]

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How to get medical care on your Colorado workers’ comp. claim when you move out of state

by Patrick Spencer October 4, 2010
Out of state medical treatment for Colorado case

If you live in another state, and you have a Colorado claim, you may  still need medical care. While it can be more difficult to obtain medical treatment and benefits when you are in another state, with some careful planning, it can be done.  Either you, or your attorney, should do the following : 1. Notify your […]

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Should I use my health insurance instead of filing a workers’ comp. claim?

by Patrick Spencer September 21, 2010
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No. If you’ve 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 filing […]

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