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Workers' Compensation Archives

Death benefits under workman's comp

For most business owners, the safety and well-being of each employee is a top priority. On a daily basis, you will find that most employers are striving to improve job safety and offer programs that will educate their workers on the very best safety practices and how to handle an accident should one occur. Regardless of the amount of preparation a company has instilled, workplace accidents or related deaths are a fact of life and continue to rise. Colorado employees should be aware of any death benefits provided by their employer under workman's comp.

How to lose your workers' compensation case

Many workers' compensation claims are approved in a relatively timely and orderly way. After a period of review, the insurance company approves the claim and issues its General Admission of Liability, and the injured worker gets medical and wage replacement benefits.

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?

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.

Are part-time workers covered by workers' compensation?

During the holiday season, hundreds of stores throughout Colorado hire part-time workers. Many of those hired take these jobs to gain some extra cash, with the full understanding that their period of employment will be temporary.

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 observe your behavior, note how you speak about your injury, and even examine the way you walk in and out of the doctor's office. If what the doctor sees conflicts in some way with the symptoms you claim to be experiencing, it could harm your claim.

Workers' compensation and child support

You have suffered an injury while working and have filed a workers' compensation claim. When your claim is approved, will you get the full amount of the benefits to which you are entitled? That depends. Though in most cases, your benefits will not be subject to taxation, they could be reduced if you are in arrears for child support. This blog post will examine some aspects of this issue.

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