Workers’ Compensation and Heat Related Work Injuries


The Colorado summer heat is gradually coming to an end, but perhaps an injury you received from working out in the blazing sun is still haunting you.  It is your employer’s responsibility to make certain they take all necessary precautions in protecting you from various heat-related work injuries. If you were injured on the job due to excessive heat or prolonged exposure to the sun, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. If you’ve been hurt by overheating, know that you are not... Read More

R. Mack Babcock Named a Top Denver Lawyer in 5280 Magazine

All of us at The Babcock Law Firm would like to extend a hearty congratulations to R. Mack Babcock, our firm’s founder and president, for his recent inclusion in 5280 magazine’s top lawyers list for Denver, Colorado! 5280 has been recognizing the best Denver has to offer in its “Top of the Town” list since 1993. The lists typically include the best places to visit, best businesses and services, most fun activities around the metro area, etc. This year, a list of the top attorneys was... Read More

No Increase in 2015 Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums


Colorado employers were granted a reprieve this year when it comes to the cost of workers’ compensation insurance premiums. For many employers, their workers’ comp premiums will not increase ‘loss costs’ for 2015—a first since 2010. What Are ‘Loss Costs’? A loss cost is the baseline (typically variable) rates that insurance companies use to determine a company’s premiums. Several variables influence what the loss costs for workers’ comp insurance will be. These variables... Read More

Colorado Appellate Court Awards Volunteer Workers’ Comp after Car Accident


An appellate court in Colorado has ruled that an injured search-and-rescue volunteer is eligible for workers’ comp benefits after he was injured in a car crash while going to meet a fire chief. According to news reports, Michael Smith, the president and incident commander of Teller County (Colorado) Search and Rescue, was injured when he was involved in a head-on collision while traveling to meet with the fire chief in May 2013. Typically, volunteers for search-and-rescue for Teller Co.... Read More