Workers’ Comp Claims and Pre-Existing Conditions


It is an unfortunate fact that some insurance companies will try to deny an employee workers’ compensation benefits due to a pre-existing condition.  These types of situations are never easy for the injured worker. If it happens to you, chances are you will need an experienced workers’ comp attorney to assist you in receiving any compensation that you are owed. There are many kinds of injuries that can qualify as being “pre-existing.”  An old back injury, for instance, is the most... Read More

Having Health Insurance Can Reduce Workplace Injuries

Being a construction worker can come at a serious risk to one’s health. By the numbers, each year more than 4,500 workers lose their lives and another four million are seriously injured each year while on the job, according to OSHA. One way that you can reduce the chance that you’ll be hurt on the job is by seeing your physician regularly. However, as most construction workers are paid per project, they don’t often have the disposable money to visit the doctor often. For this reason,... Read More

Colorado Department of Labor Launches New Online Surcharge Application

On Tuesday, July 16th, the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation, a branch of the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), announced the unveiling of its new online surcharge portal. The goal of the surcharge application, according to the website, is to “facilitate calculation of surcharge by insurers and self-insured employers alike.” Surcharges are paid on a biannual basis by around 500 insurers and 100 self-insured employees to compensate the state for administrative costs to... Read More

Update on WCEA’s Workers’ Comp Bill

We previously announced in a blog post last month that Mack Babcock, President of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA) and founder of The Babock Law Firm, drafted a bill along with fellow WCEA attorneys. Well the House has spoken, and as of May 28th, Senate Bill 13-285 is signed into Colorado law. The bill passed on a vote of 10-3, and was signed by the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and finally, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who officially approved... Read More