Additional Blogs of Interest

Workers’ Compensation FAQ: Do I Need an Attorney?

Posted by Joe Whitcomb on Aug 11, 2014 1:16:32 AM

As Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys, we frequently get asked by friends, family, and potential clients whether an injured worker needs to retain an attorney to file a workers’ compensation claim. Ultimately, there is no absolute requirement that you have an attorney represent you in a workers’ compensation claim in Colorado.

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Tags: workers' compensation, protected work environment, Workplace safety

Colorado Workers’ Compensation 2014 Legislative Update

Posted by Joe Whitcomb on Jul 26, 2014 12:23:16 AM

The Colorado legislature wrapped up its 2014 session in May. During the session, a number of changes were proposed and made to Colorado workers’ compensation laws. A newsletter put out by the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation summarizes the relevant amendments, changes, and additions. Unfortunately, the newsletter only lists the changes; it doesn’t explain them. The following are a few notable changes.

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Tags: workers' compensation, Workplace safety

Workers’ Compensation for Serious Injuries

Posted by Joe Whitcomb on Jul 20, 2014 1:17:37 AM

The workers’ compensation attorneys at the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group represent clients in all types of workers’ compensation cases. Some cases involve a relatively minor injury that can be completely resolved in a matter of days, weeks, or months. Others involve more serious on-the-job injuries that are permanent or even fatal. As would be expected, the latter type of injuries are more difficult to deal with medically, emotionally, and legally.

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Tags: workers' compensation, Workplace safety

Employee or Independent Contractor? The Difference Matters

Posted by Joe Whitcomb on Jul 19, 2014 2:03:00 AM

Are you an employee or independent contractor? The Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys at the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group or its sister firm, Whitcomb, Selinsky Law PC, regularly consult with clients on potential workers’ compensation claims. One of the most common questions from clients is, “Am I entitled to workers’ compensation?” Ultimately, it depends on a variety of facts and issues. One of those is whether the injured worker is an independent contractor or an employee.

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Tags: workers' compensation, Workplace safety

Handling a Minor Injury at Work

Posted by Joe Whitcomb on Jul 8, 2014 4:00:00 PM

When is a minor injury not minor? Pop quiz from the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group: You work at a small marketing firm, and after a stream of success, the company is moving into a newer upgraded office space. As you’re helping to move files from the old office to the new one, you trip on a wire and fall. Your wrist hurts a little, but it’s mostly your ego that has been bruised. Should you: (A) stand up and continue moving on into your new office; (B) assume that since your boss saw the incident she will fill tell you if any paperwork needs to be filed; or (C) insist on completing an incident report?

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Tags: workers' compensation, Workplace safety

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