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Workers’ Compensation

What Are the Minimum Pay Standards that Apply to Colorado Employees?

September 1, 2020 by Adam Harrison

Minimum pay standards that apply to Colorado employees.

Most people who work in Colorado are protected by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as well as Colorado’s wage and hour laws, including Article Eighteen, Section Fifteen of the Colorado Constitution, the Colorado Wage Act, the Colorado Minimum…

Can I Collect Both Colorado Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits?

May 20, 2020 by Katie McClure

Injured worker filing for workers compensation benefits claim.

While the law does allow you to receive Social Security Disability benefits after being awarded workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado, your Social Security Disability payments will be reduced, such that the total of your workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security…

What Is OSHA and How Does it Protect Workers?

February 19, 2020 by Katie McClure

Pile of documents with Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA.

In 1970, the OSH Act was enacted. The law made it clear that all employers must provide their employees with safe working conditions. It also established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This agency is responsible for enforcing the…

Do You Need to Take a Drug Test to Get Workers’ Comp in Colorado?

February 5, 2020 by Katie McClure

Drug test result on a clipboard.

For many reasons, employers may require their employees to submit to a drug test. They may require the test as part of their hiring practices, or they may require employees to submit to random drug tests. When workers are injured…

What Are the Limits to Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Colorado?

December 9, 2019 by Katie McClure

Disabled man reading workers compensation benefits.

The good news: If you get hurt at work, you should qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado, including medical and disability benefits, regardless of who was at fault. The bad news: These benefits come with limits. For instance, workers’…

Can I Quit My Job While on Workers’ Comp in Colorado?

November 11, 2019 by Katie McClure

Injured woman reading document for workers injury claim.

In some situations, employees in Colorado who quit their jobs after they get hurt at work may still qualify for some types of workers’ compensation benefits. For instance, if you quit your job, it may have no impact on your…

How can the insurance company in my Workers’ Compensation case reduce my non-medical benefits by 50%?

November 8, 2019 by Sean Knight

Woman's leg injured from work.

The workers’ compensation system in Colorado is generically referred to as a “no-fault” system. This is because the element of fault is not included in the determination of whether an individual sustained a compensable work injury. Generally, if an injury…

Structured vs Full Payments for Workers’ Comp

October 29, 2019 by Katie McClure

Injured man filing for work injury claim.

Most Colorado employees have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they get hurt while on the job. In many cases, workers receive these benefits through a settlement. The settlement can come in the form of lump sum, or…

How Much Does Workers’ Compensation Pay

October 22, 2019 by Katie McClure

Female worker had an accident at the construction site.

With a few exceptions, any Colorado company that employs one or more people – on a full-time or part-time basis – must carry workers’ compensation insurance. These policies cover on-the-job injuries and occupational illnesses – everything from broken bones to…

Does Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover Independent Contractors?

September 27, 2019 by Travis Barbarick

Injured woman feeling down at her house.

When you are injured at work, while performing work duties, you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits paid for by your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance. This approach to work injuries is intended to streamline medical and lost wage benefits to…

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