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 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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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 Continue Reading
If you had to put a price tag on one of your limbs – your arm or leg – how much would you say? While it may be an odd subject to think about, ProPublica—a group of independent journalists working to report on various topics in the best interest of the public—has worked to calculate a compensation figure for losing body parts while on the job. These calculations, though a bit morbid, convey the Continue Reading
Workers’ compensation, also known as workers’ comp, is designed to protect the injured worker. Medical expenses, lost wages and, if necessary, training or rehab for a new type of job are some of the remunerations made available by workers’ comp coverage. However, in order to earn these benefits, first you must make sure to follow some important guidelines when reporting your injury. Below Continue Reading
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