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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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 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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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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