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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How to Get Medical Care in Another State on Your Colorado Workers’ Comp. Claim

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. […]

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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’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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What is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)?

by Patrick Spencer September 18, 2010
MMI in Colorado

Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) is when your medical condition is not expected to improve significantly. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you are well, or totally fine. You may have remaining impairments from your injury. It just means that your doctor doesn’t expect any further improvement at this point. MMI is an important milestone in your […]

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