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 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 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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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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