Across the nation, many states and cities have seen increases in wages within the last two months. The recent “living wage” debates and protests have brought attention to the daily struggles of workers who make the hourly minimum wage. Across the U.S., officials have responded and made steps toward increasing the minimum wage to a more suitable pay for workers to live and thrive on. Two of the Continue Reading
Workers’ Compensation & Work-Related Injuries
Nobody expects to be injured on the job. But the truth is, every year there are more than 30,000 workers’ compensation claims filed in Colorado.
You might think if you’re injured at work your employer will do what it takes to help you get through the injury, taking care of you and your family. Unfortunately, many workers find reality is a different story.
You need a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer working on your behalf, to protect your rights and to make sure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.
Representation by a work injury lawyer can more than double your settlement amount.
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Look for big changes to come to the online profile of Colorado’s Division of Workers’ Compensation. The Colorado DWC is moving away from a severely outdated legacy computer system to a system that will allow to more easily track their workers’ compensation claims. This system is highly sophisticated and will “oversee the claims handling process, monitoring the chronology of events and ensuring Continue Reading
According to OSHA, the healthcare industry sees more worker injuries than any other type of business in the United States. Yes, you read that right. As it turns out, there are more workers’ compensation claims in healthcare than in the manufacturing or construction industries.Here are the stats on the six main causes of injured or sickened hospital workers: 48% due to overexertion and bodily Continue Reading
The use of narcotics by injured workers has been on the rise in recent years. Enough workers who’ve been injured on the job are using opioid prescription painkillers that the National Safety Council (NSC) wants employers to work to ensure that their employees do not become addicted to opioids after an injury or that they have policies in place to help these patients recover with narcotics. In Continue Reading
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