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Independent Medical Exam
  • By: Amy Brewer
  • Published: May 14, 2018

When an employee is hurt on the job, worker’s compensation insurance covers certain benefits, including medical care to cure and relieve the effects of the injury. And while it seems that medical benefits should be easy to obtain, that is not always the case. Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers pay medical benefits based on three criteria. First, the injured worker must…Read More

Lost Wages After A Work Injury New Law
  • By: Amy Brewer
  • Published: May 2, 2018

On February 8, 2018, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled on an issue regarding lost wages for an injured employee. The employee had a work-related injury which required numerous medical and physical therapy appointments. She did not have any work restrictions, though (such as limited lifting, standing, etc.) The injured worker lost a lot of money in wages because of…Read More

Oil and Gas Extraction Workers
  • By: Amy Brewer
  • Published: April 25, 2018

Results indicate that the majority of oil and gas extraction workers who died from a fall worked for a drilling contractor and fell from a height of 30 feet or greater. Occupations most commonly involved in a fatal fall were derrickmen, who work up to 90 feet above the rig floor on the derrick board, handling pipe. Their work is…Read More

Healthcare Worker Injured on the Job
  • By: Amy Brewer
  • Published: April 21, 2018

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), “Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million workers. Women represent nearly 80% of the healthcare work force. Healthcare workers face a wide range of hazards on the job, including sharps injuries, harmful exposures to chemicals and hazardous drugs, back injuries, latex allergy, violence,…Read More

Back And Neck Injuries From Work
  • By: Amy Brewer
  • Published: April 14, 2018

Medical Treatment for Back and Neck Injuries It is not surprising that people who perform work that requires heavy lifting, such as Construction, Oil and Gas, Mining, Nursing, Package Handling, or the like, sustain back and neck injuries. Regardless of what work you were doing when you injured your back or neck, it is important that you report it to…Read More

What Happens When You Fall at Work
  • By: Amy Brewer
  • Published: March 10, 2018

If you fall on the job and sustain an injury, it is important that you report it in writing to your employer right away. Be sure to identify what happened, any witnesses, and all body parts that were hurt. Many times injured workers do not report injuries immediately because they think that they will be fine soon. The problem with…Read More