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What’s this waiting period? One of the most confusing aspects of getting Social Security disability benefits is the 5 month waiting period. Working with our clients here in Colorado, I am often asked why they will not get benefits back to when they became disabled. Social Security disability beneficiaries have…

Colorado roads are full of drivers with no insurance. Colorado has even more drivers who are insured for bodily injury limits of only $25,000 person, $50,000 per occurrence. When the Colorado Auto No-Fault law expired on July 1, 2003 the minimum was $25,000/50,000 and the medicals did not then have…

If you are a Veteran seeking assistance with your benefits, call us today! NEW! In December 2006, Public Law 109-461, the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (Act), was signed into law. Section 101 of the Act amended chapter 59 of title 38, United States Code,…

If an individual is injured at work, it is important to seek an attorney’s counsel quickly for many different reasons. One of the main reasons concerns the injured worker and the medical care he or she will receive through the workers’ compensation system. The beginning of a workers’ compensation case…

According to Colorado Workers’ Compensation rules of procedure, after an injured worker is placed at maximum medical improvement (MMI), released from care and given an impairment rating by their authorized workers’ compensation physician, the worker has the right to challenge those opinions by going through the Colorado Division Independent Medical…

Recently, I have received several questions regarding the new “choice of physician” rule in workers’ compensation cases in Colorado. Many of my workers’ compensation clients have asked me if this means they can choose any doctor they like. The simple answer to that is: maybe. It is true that for…

The Social Security Administration recently held a second hearing regarding compassionate allowances for cancer cases. Discussions were based on the difficulties cancer patients have in navigating through the social security process and obtaining medical treatment. Many times there are time gaps in medical treatment because physicians are waiting for test…

Folks, don’t be mislead, if you have been injured and you have only your testimony at the time a case goes to Court, don’t expect to be believed. The climate in our Courts today is not one bit pleasant for most injured people. Juries are sceptical at best. The insurance…

California’s ban on hand held mobile phones has caused me to consider our own drivers in Colorado. Talking on a cell phone is extremely distracting, not to mention some Colorado drivers actually text message while driving! When I text message, nearly all of my focus is concentrated on the phone…