Friday, December 15, 2017

Ways Employers May Avoid Paying for Workers’ Compensation

Is your employer trying to avoid paying your workers’ compensation claim?

Are you worried you’ll be forced to go back to work before you’re ready?

Do you have health coverage that will cover future medical treatment?
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If you’re having a hard time getting your employer to pay for your injury, it’s about time you hire one of our experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys. We’ll be by your side through the whole process, so you can take your mind off the legal issues and focus on getting better. 

Some employers avoid using workman's comp by forcing an employee to return to work. Your employer may say that you won’t be required to perform your regular duties, but the work could still exacerbate your injury. They may even offer to pay your regular wages. It could be more than you’d receive through workers' compensation, however, you won’t be eligible for coverage of future medical treatment, or be protected from termination. 

You could be threatened with being fired or your employer could delay the entire process until you give up filing for worker’s compensation. A dishonest employer may request that an employee use his or her own health insurance to cover the medical costs of the injury, but this may prevent the employee from filing for workman's comp in the future or at least subject you to collection and being personally responsible for medical bills.

At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC., our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys will advocate your rights, and help you secure the benefits you need and deserve! 

If you have questions or concerns about your claim for workers’ compensation in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, please call us at (970) 945-2396 today to set up an appointment to discuss your rights. Your initial consult with our office is free!


Friday, December 1, 2017

Recorded Statements Can be a Trap for the Unwary

Are you worried you’ll be put in a trap if your statements are recorded?

Are you worried the insurance company will minimize your worker’s compensation benefits?

Are you having a hard time making ends meet?

If the insurance company wants you to make a recorded statement, it’s important that you know how to answer their questions properly. Having Colorado worker’s compensation attorneys on your side is crucial to having the best possible outcome for your case. 
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After establishing rapport and confirming some basic information, the representative may ask leading questions such as:
  • You've been at this job a long time haven't you?
  • Did anything unusual happen that day?
  • How has your accident affected your leisure activities? 

When an adjuster asks these kinds of questions, it means one thing: the insurance company is looking for a good reason to deny your claim.

Your attorney can serve as a buffer, protecting your rights while communicating with the insurance company. There are many ways to do this without jeopardizing your claim. Your attorney may agree to a recorded statement if he or she can be present. Your attorney may also ask the insurance adjuster to provide questions in writing, so you’ll be prepared ahead of time. However, your attorney may be able to resolve your claim through negotiations with the insurance company without requiring a recorded statement from you.


Colorado workers compensation attorneys have been representing injured workers on the Western Slope of Colorado with over 72 years of combined experience. We strive to provide fair, honest, and aggressive representation. Call (970) 945-2396 now to schedule your FREE initial consultation!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fall Hazards are the Cause of Many Employees Being Injured at Work

Did you fall at work?

Did you suffer significant injury leading to a leave of absence?

Are you having trouble paying your medical bills?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.” In Colorado, you’re eligible to file for workers’ compensation benefits if you get injured because of a fall at work. 
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It’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure that their workers are safe on the job. They must also follow OSHA required standards for occupational health and safety to avoid falls and other injuries, including:
  • Guardrail systems
  • Safety net systems
  • Personal fall protection systems
  • Adopting safe work practices
  • Appropriate training


Get Started Today: Contact Experienced Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys!



If you have questions about your workers' compensation rights or fall protection, speak to an experienced Colorado workers compensation attorney today! We make sure you and your case get the attention you deserve! (970) 945-2396 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Decking the Office with Christmas Cheer? What Happens if You Fall?

Are you having trouble paying your bills due to a work-related illness?

Does your employer not believe that you’re injured?

Does your employer tell you nothing can be done to help you?

Christmas is a festive time of year! However, accidents happen, which can make the holiday time tough. If you were injured on the job, you can file for worker’s compensation benefits in Colorado. The little bit of money you receive from your claim should help you get through the holidays easier.

If your employer has one or more employees, it’s their responsibility to provide workers compensation coverage. So don’t let them tell you you’re not covered!

The holidays should be a happy time of year! You don’t want to spend your holiday worrying if you can give your family a great Christmas. Are you short of cash because you had to pay out so much for your recovery? Let us help you!


At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. our workers’ compensation attorneys can help you navigate your claims and handle the complicated administrative and legal procedures. What are you waiting for? Call (970) 945-2396 now to schedule your FREE initial consultation with one of our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys. The initial consult with our office is free! If you have a question or concern about your claim for Colorado Workers' Compensation, please set up an appointment with us to discuss your rights. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nurses File Workers Compensation Claims in Colorado

Are you a nurse who’s been hurt on the job?

Were you trained in proper lifting techniques?

Did your workplace utilize a safe patient handling program?

According to OSHA, “Nearly half (48 percent) of injuries resulting in days away from work are caused by exertion, such as lifting, bending or reaching. These motions often relate to patient handling.” It’s critical to receive medical attention if you’re in a lot of pain after lifting patients all day. You can make your injury a lot worse if you don’t treat your pain properly. 
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Did you know your hospital can address the biggest cause of workplace injuries by implementing a program to promote safe lifting, repositioning, and transfer of patients? 

These programs include: 
  • Utilizing ceiling-mounted lifts 
  • Minimal-lift policies 
  • Patient assessment tools 
  • Training all caregivers and dedicated lifting teams on proper use of equipment 

If you don’t think your workplace has done enough to protect you and the other nurses on your staff, contact us today to discuss your rights. At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC., our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys will advocate your rights, and help you secure the benefits you need and deserve! 


Colorado workers compensation attorneys have been representing injured workers on the Western Slope of Colorado with over 72 years of combined experience. We strive to provide fair, honest, and aggressive representation. Call (970) 945-2396 now to schedule your FREE initial consultation!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fatigue in the Workplace Can Lead to Injured Workers

Do you often find yourself tired while working?

Do you work long shifts that require a high level of physical activity?

Do you get the recommended amount of sleep per night?

According to the National Center of Biotechnology Information, “Fatigue is a workplace hazard and can be associated with safety and health of the worker. It affects the health and safety of both the employee and his/her colleagues.” Are you at risk of falling asleep on the job?
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Causes of fatigue in the workplace:
  • Lack of sleep
  • Dim lighting 
  • Long shifts requiring high levels of physical activity
  • Not enough breaks in jobs that require high levels of mental activity 
  • Sleep disorders
  • Overindulging in alcohol, caffeine and nicotine 

If you or someone you know has fallen asleep on the job and was injured, contact an attorney today to learn your rights! Injured workers who were victims of their own or another party's fatigue may need financial assistance. Workers compensation is available to those who qualify through the Colorado workers' compensation insurance program. 


At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. our workers’ compensation attorneys can help you navigate your claims and handle the complicated administrative and legal procedures. What are you waiting for? Call (970) 945-2396 now to schedule your FREE initial consultation with one of our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys. The initial consult with our office is free! If you have a question or concern about your claim for Colorado Workers' Compensation, please set up an appointment with us to discuss your rights. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Do You Have a Case?

Were you injured in a workplace accident?

Do you think your workplace was negligent or at fault for your accident?

Are you wondering if you’re eligible to file for a worker’s compensation claim?

There’s a very good chance you do!
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You qualify for worker’s compensation benefits in Colorado if you work or have worked in any of the following positions:
  • Agricultural worker
  • Temp worker
  • Seasonal worker
  • Undocumented worker


Other positions may qualify, so it’s important to consult with a worker’s compensation lawyer about your rights as soon as possible. If you’re worried that you won’t be approved for additional benefits, you’re not the only one! But, with the help of an experienced Colorado workers compensation attorney you’ll find out if you have a valid claim for benefits!

If your health has been affected by your job, you’ve been hurt enough. Take some of the burden and worry away by contacting a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney. With an expert by your side through the whole process, you can take your mind off the legal issues and focus on getting better. Call today and get the support you deserve!


Get Started Today: Contact Experienced Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys!


If you have questions about your workers' compensation rights, speak to an experienced Colorado workers compensation attorney today! We make sure you and your case get the attention you deserve! (970) 945-2396