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 



Friday, September 1, 2017

Job Related Hearing Loss Workers Compensation Claims

Have you suffered hearing loss or tinnitus from your job?

Has your quality of life diminished due to your hearing injury?

Are you having a hard time finding work because you’re now hard of hearing?
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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employers are obligated to focus on the following to minimize hearing loss: noise exposure monitoring, engineering and administrative controls, use of hearing protection devices, education, and noise level evaluation.

Did your workplace follow the CDC’s rules before your accident? Imagine how your life would be different if your employer followed the required safety precautions for preventing hearing loss.  

Individuals who suffer from hearing loss can face a reality in which they experience difficulty:
  • hearing high frequency sounds
  • understanding speech
  • communicating with loved ones, co-workers, and neighbors
  • playing with children and grandchildren
  • participating in normal social activities

Get Started Today! 


The first step in asserting your rights and getting your legally owed compensation is contacting a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney. If your health has been affected by your job, you’ve been hurt enough. Let us take some of the burden and worry away!

We’re open to almost everyone, from any industry or background, and we’re happy to help you with your case. With an expert by your side through the whole process, you can take your mind off the overwhelming legal issues and focus on getting better. Call today and get the support you deserve! 970-945-2396.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

When Will Payments Begin?

Are you worried about getting your first workers comp check?

Are you having trouble making ends meet?

Are you wondering when your payments will begin?

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, “If the insurer determines you’re eligible for benefits, they will start paying for your authorized medical expenses and wage replacement (compensation), as soon as possible. Compensation benefits will be paid directly to you every 2 weeks to partially replace the wages you’re unable to earn due to your injury.”  

Your first payment won’t begin until your case has been admitted or ruled on by an administrative law judge, or until the two parties can agree upon a reasonable settlement. It may not go to trial, but your case needs to run its course to ensure you receive the maximum settlement possible. Want to ensure your rights are protected? Contact our experienced Colorado workers compensation attorneys today to get started.

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We’re willing to take on many cases that other attorneys find too difficult. Almost no case is too big or too small! We’ll investigate your case thoroughly and make sure you’re not being deprived out of what’s rightfully yours.

Let us help you today! 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. Call (970) 945-2396 today!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Understanding the Hearing Process

Are you worried about your hearing?

Are you afraid you won’t be compensated fairly for your injury?

Are you unsure what to expect during the hearing process?

At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC., we want you to know everything you can expect up front! As a result, you won’t be misled by the insurance company during questioning. You’ll know exactly what to say. Your mind will be much more at ease!

If your workers’ compensation claim is denied after you file, it will usually take three to four months to get a hearing. While an expedited hearing can be requested, it will usually not occur any faster than a regular hearing, because the other side often asks for a continuance to prepare their defense.

What Does the Hearing Process Include?


Colorado workers compensation attorneyDiscovery- During discovery, both sides exchange information, facts and evidence that will potentially be used in the hearing.

Medical Records- The respondents for the insurance companies will ask about your medical records for the past 10 years. This is one of the key defenses they have against your claim as they explore whether you have a history of similar injuries that were not work-related.

Pre-Existing Conditions- We’ll work closely with you to identify how your workplace accident triggered the pre-existing condition or how it made it worse than it already was, if applicable.

Hire Expert Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys Today!


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.

Let us help you today! Our expert workers compensation lawyers would like to ensure your rights are protected! Call (970) 945-2396 now to schedule your FREE initial consultation!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

Are you still in pain and worried that you won’t qualify for future benefits after your impairment rating?

What happens if you’re unhappy with the maximum medical improvement determination? 

Can you ask for a second opinion?

After a doctor determines your Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), the doctor will provide you with an impairment rating. Your employer's insurance company will then use the doctor's determination to decide what, if any, future benefits you’re entitled to. If the insurance carrier admits permanent disability it will be done through a document called a "final admission of liability." At this point, any temporary disability benefits you have been receiving will stop.

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According to Colorado state law, the insurer's decision will fall into one of four categories:

No future benefits: Your employer’s insurance company will decide that you’re not disabled and don’t require any further medical treatment related to your injury. 

Maintenance care benefits: Your employer’s insurer may determine that you need to undergo future medical care to maintain your condition. You can reach MMI even you need future care, as long as that future care is not expected to significantly improve your condition. 

Permanent partial disability: Permanent partial disability is awarded when you experience a permanent impairment or loss of function of a body part or body system, but you’re not so disabled that you can no longer work. Workers with permanent partial disability are entitled to a fixed benefit payment based on the doctor's disability rating and formulas set by state law. 

Permanent total disability: Permanent total disability is awarded to you if you’re disabled to the point that you can no longer earn wages in any future job. Permanent total disability benefits are paid for life. Usually, they’re the same as the temporary total disability payments that were made before you reached MMI; however, there’s a 50 percent offset for Social Security Disability benefits if you’re receiving these.

Are These MMI Decisions Final?


No, you’re allowed to dispute the doctor's determination that indicates MMI has been reached by asking for a Division Independent Medical Examination (DIME). Essentially, this is a request that another doctor issue a "second opinion" about your medical condition.

Get Started Today: Contact Experienced Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys!


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