Workplace dental injuries

Dental injuries resulting from workplace accidents can raise some complex medical and legal issues. Why does a dentist insist on treating pre-existing dental problems before addressing a dental injury resulting from a workplace accident? Who pays for the treatment of pre-existing dental problems? What if the dentist has no experience handling workers’ compensation claims? The…


When can workers’ compensation benefits be reduced?

The Colorado workers’ compensation system provides vital assistance to people who suffer on-the-job injuries. The benefits provided cover medical costs, partial replacement of wages, and when indicated, disability benefits. But in some cases, benefits can be reduced before an injured worker reaches the point of maximum medical improvement. Injured workers owe it to themselves to…


Take care when seeing your doctor

What goes in your medical record can determine what types of medical care you receive and the duration of your treatment. Therefore, you should act appropriately when you visit your doctor. This is especially true if you are seeing a doctor who has been selected by the insurance company. In any case, your doctor will…


First responders can now get benefits for PTSD

It took years of work, but with the signing of H.B. 17-1229 last month, first responders and other workers in Colorado can now get workers’ compensation benefits for job-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Colorado thus joins a small number of states that recognize PTSD as a compensable work illness. The problem with PTSD and…


Get vital information into your medical record

Some types of work injuries are obvious. When a worker breaks an arm in a fall or suffers burns in an explosion, there is physical proof of the injury. But the effects of an injury that causes back pain, or a concussion, or a repetitive stress injury may not be so apparent. Because workers’ compensation…


A comorbid condition can complicate a workers’ compensation claim

In recent years, the number of older workers has steadily increased. In April 2017, the percentage of people in the workforce aged 65 and older reached 19 percent – the highest it’s been since 1962. Along with the increase in the number of seniors in the workforce, workers’ compensation risk managers are reporting an increase…

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