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Common Reasons Workers’ Get Injured on The Job

Common Reasons Workers’ Get Injured on The Job

Why are some  workers injured more than others on the job?Are some industries susceptible to more injuries? Yes! If you work in healthcare, construction or in extreme weather conditions, you’re exposed to higher risks for injury. A new study by Pinnacol, a leading workers’ compensation insurance provider, examines five years of data regarding workers’ compensation clai...

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Cannabis Industry Workers’ Compensation in Colorado

Cannabis Industry Workers’ Compensation in Colorado

Were you hurt while working in the cannabis industry?Do you need help filing a workers’ compensation claim?Pinnacol’s claims data from 2021 shows 480 reported job-related injuries in cannabis retail, cultivation, manufacturing, clerical support, and transportation.The five most common injury causes in the cannabis industry were:StrainFall or slipCut“Struck by” (being hit b...

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As an Independent Contractor, Do I qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

As an Independent Contractor, Do I qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

Do you work in construction?Did your employer hire you as an independent contractor, but you work 40 + hours a week?That’s a trap! They’re trying to get themselves out of paying for workers’ compensation insurance. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, “Workers are presumed to be employees unless proven otherwise. To prove that someon...

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Workers Compensation in Colorado

Spinal Cord Injuries and Workers Compensation in Colorado

Have you lost motor function after a workplace accident?Are you unable to go back to work because of your injury?Are you having a hard time putting food on the table as a result?If you’re 16-30 years old, statistics show you’re at the highest risk for spinal cord injuries as the result of a workplace accident. 15% of spinal cord injuries result after a fall. For older workers, fa...

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What to Know About PTSD and Workers’ Comp Rights in Colorado

What to Know About PTSD and Workers’ Comp Rights in Colorado

Do you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of something that happened to you at work?Did you witness something traumatic that threatened your life?If you answered, “Yes,” you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in the state of Colorado.  How Can PTSD Occur on the Job?PTSD can occur on the job in many different ways. For example, if you ...

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Have You Been Overpaid Workers Compensation Benefits?

Have You Been Overpaid Workers Compensation Benefits?

Legislation concerning the overpayment of workers’ compensation benefits in the state of Colorado may affect you. According to House Bill 21-1207, “the act defines ‘overpayments’ of workers' compensation benefits as money received by a claimant that:Is a result of fraud;Is the result of an error due only to miscalculation, omission, or clerical error asserted in a new ...

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Taking Action as an Injured Server

Taking Action as an Injured Server

Suffer from muscle strains or foot injuries? Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident at work?Have you suffered a burn injury from dropping a hot beverage?You’re entitled to worker’s compensation benefits in Colorado. In Colorado, an employer is required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance in place if they have at least one full-time or part-time em...

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Non-Compliance with Workers’ Comp Laws

Non-Compliance with Workers’ Comp Laws

Are you having trouble filing your workers’ compensation claim?Is your employer trying to dodge your questions?Employer Failing to Provide You with Workers’ Compensation Benefits?If an employer fails to carry workers’ compensation insurance, they may receive a cease-and-desist order against their business. This may require them to stop legal business operations until they have i...

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Get Your Case Settled by The End of the Year!

Get Your Case Settled by The End of the Year!

Don’t know what’s going on with your case?Are you struggling to get answers?Is your insurance adjuster hard to track down?Settle your case before the end of the year!We’ve helped many injured workers in Colorado who have been waiting for a cash settlement.Why Should You Settle?If you’re struggling to pay your bills and medical expenses, you can get paid now if you settle y...

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Could Cold Weather Bring Increased Worker Safety Risk?

Could Cold Weather Bring Increased Worker Safety Risk?

Do you work outside for prolonged periods of time?Are you at an increased risk for a workplace injury?You may be at a greater risk for health issues than you realize. Exposure to wind and cold temperatures can lead to hypothermia and other health risks. If you feel uncomfortable in the cold, you may lose your concentration for a brief moment; that brief moment of losing your concentration can lea...

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Determining if an Injury is Work-Related

Determining if an Injury is Work-Related

Is your injury work-related?How can you prove it?What can you do to improve your chances of a successful workers comp claim?It can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible with the best worker’s compensation attorney on your side. Your odds increase when you have an attorney fighting for your rights in court. Our Colorado workers compensation attorney specializes in workers compensatio...

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Permanent Disability

Spinal Cord Injuries and Permanent Disability

Are you suffering from a spinal cord injury? Do you worry about providing for your family in the future? Spinal cord injuries can cause permanent disability, which in turn can completely alter your life.At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC., we’ll ensure your rights are protected and make sure you’re well taken care of for the future so you and your family won’t have to worry.Depending...

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How Does the Workers Compensation System Work?

How Does the Workers Compensation System Work?

Are you entitled to worker’s compensation?How do you file for worker’s compensation?How does the system in Colorado work?Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. is here to help you when the insurance company gives you a hard time about recovering your earned benefits. Benefits you could be entitled to include:1.    You’re entitled to payment of medical bills related to a work...

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Healthcare Jobs Are Dangerous. Are You Protected?

Healthcare Jobs Are Dangerous. Are You Protected?

Do you feel protected as a healthcare worker?Were you recently injured in a workplace accident?Are you eligible for benefits after a workplace injury?Healthcare workers are accustomed to the demands of their jobs, and they must also deal with some of the dangers that accompany many of these tasks. Many employees have to lift heavy patients out of beds. They may suffer serious back injuries. Other...

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What Types of Back Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Colorado?

What Types of Back Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Colorado?

Are you worried you’re not eligible for worker’s compensation for your back injury?Back injuries can range in type and severity. Spinal cord injuries, fractures, and paralysis are all common types of back injuries covered by Workers’ Compensation. Other examples include:Lower back sprainHerniated discNerve impingementLumbar or lower back painQuadriplegiaParaplegiaWhat ...

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What if Your Pain is Delayed Following an Accident?

What if Your Pain is Delayed Following an Accident?

Were you injured in a workplace accident?Was your pain delayed after the accident?Did you assume you were fine?Are you wondering if you’re still eligible for worker’s compensation benefits?It’s always a good idea to contact an attorney to understand your rights! You could potentially lose out on worker’s compensation benefits. Don’t fear asking our legal professional...

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Mathew Kaufman Interviewed by The River 99.5 with Nathan in the Morning!

Why is now the time when a lot of worker’s compensation cases are being handled across the area?The biggest thing is the end of the year. Insurance companies love to settle cases and they want to close cases so they can access premiums for the next year. November and December are really big times for settlement. There’s a big issue for the insurance companies to try and close those cl...

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Do Lump-Sum Payments Help or Hurt in Workers’ Compensation Cases?

Do Lump-Sum Payments Help or Hurt in Workers’ Compensation Cases?

Should I get a one lump-sum payment?Is it better to get payments every month?Will it hurt my case if I get a lump-sum payment?Lump-sum payments aren’t the right choice for everyone, but in many cases, they can provide injured workers with financial help they need to get back on their feet. Some insurers fail to agree to lump-sum payments because the worry large-sum payments might make an in...

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Can My Worker’s Compensation Benefits be Reduced?

Can My Worker’s Compensation Benefits be Reduced?

Did you get injured at work?Are you worried about losing your worker’s compensation benefits? Are you worried about your benefits being reduced?Having trouble making ends meet? The pandemic is already hard on families, but if you’re suffering from a workplace injury and can’t work, and you rely on your worker’s compensation benefits, you could have a big problem.Your ...

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Hospitality Workers and On the Job Injuries

Hospitality Workers and On the Job Injuries

Do you work in hospitality?Have you been injured on the job as a restaurant worker or housekeeper?Are you wondering if you qualify for workers’ compensation in Colorado?Housekeeping in a major hotel can be back-breaking work. According to the New York Times, “It’s a competition in which the nation’s premier hotels are trying to have their accommodations resemble royal...

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How Do You Know It’s Time to Settle Your Case?

How Do You Know It’s Time to Settle Your Case?

Has it taken years to settle your worker’s compensation case?Are you frustrated waiting to get the money you deserve?Need money now?The Colorado worker’s compensation attorneys at Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. will work tirelessly to get you what you deserve. Our legal team can help you determine whether the settlement being offered will:Cover your necessary medical expenses.Determine i...

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Trying to Settle Your Worker’s Compensation Claim Before the End of The Year?

Trying to Settle Your Worker’s Compensation Claim Before the End of The Year?

Is your worker’s compensation claim still open?Did surgery never happen?Are you looking to settle your case?Insurance adjusters want to settle as many cases by the end of the year as possible to look good at their year-end review. Settling and closing cases towards the end of the year gets them to their goal.Workers' compensation cases can take from 60 days to often years to&n...

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Grocery Store Employees Could Face Significant Injuries On the Job

Grocery Store Employees Could Face Significant Injuries On the Job

Are you a grocery store employee who suffered an injury on the job?Are you worried you could have been exposed to COVID-19?Did you lose wages due to a hospital stay?The majority of injuries that take place in a grocery store are musculoskeletal disorders, like strains or sprains of the back because of lifting or repetitive motions. Some of the common musculoskeletal injuries that people suffer fr...

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Teacher's File for Worker's Compensation in Colorado

Teacher's File for Worker's Compensation in Colorado

Are you a teacher? Have you been injured on the job?Are you worried about the spread of COVID-19 in schools?You may not realize this, but some teachers are at greater risk for injury than others. Even with safety measures in place, teachers are exposed to potential health risks while at work.Chemistry Teachers: Experiments can go haywire … that’s why they’re called experim...

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Are you Worried About Losing Your Job if You Report Your Claim?

Are you Worried About Losing Your Job if You Report Your Claim?

We understand what you’re going through. The uncertainty can put strain on you and your family. When you file for worker’s compensation in Colorado, your employer cannot fire you because you file a claim.An employer could retaliate; however, employers are well aware that you could then file a lawsuit for discrimination or retaliatory termination. If you suspect that you have been fire...

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Work Injury Lawyer Near You!

Work Injury Lawyer Near You!

Did you suffer a work injury?Are you looking for a work injury lawyer near you?Having a hard time traveling due to your injury? We’ll come to you! You can even schedule a phone or Zoom call and meet virtually with one of our attorneys.We handle cases all along the western slope of Colorado including: Grand Junction, Rifle, Aspen, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Craig, Carbondale, Eagle, Battlement...

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Nurses Are Essential Employees and Face Common Dangers Every Day On-The-Job

Nurses Are Essential Employees and Face Common Dangers Every Day On-The-Job

Nurses have dangerous jobs even when we don’t have a pandemic going on. In today’s climate, the risks on the job are even greater. Nurses are essential employees and deserve to have their worker’s compensation rights featured.Some of the most dangerous tasks on-the-job for nurses include:Moving & Lifting PatientsNurses aren’t body builders. Well, some may be, but most ...

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Are Healthcare Professionals Eligible for Worker’s Compensation After Exposure to COVID-19?

Are Healthcare Professionals Eligible for Worker’s Compensation After Exposure to COVID-19?

Are you a nurse or doctor who has worked with Coronavirus patients?Have you experienced Coronavirus symptoms?Did you have to take a leave of absence to recover?Are you entitled to worker’s compensation?It is important to note that with COVID 19 or any other communicable disease, an  employee has to test positive for the disease and it must be determined with a reasonable amount of cert...

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Can I file for Worker’s Compensation Claims After Exposure to COVID-19 On-the-Job?

Can I file for Worker’s Compensation Claims After Exposure to COVID-19 On-the-Job?

Were you exposed to COVID-19 on the job and later tested positive?Was personal protective equipment missing in your workplace?Are you having trouble paying your bills because of your illness?According to the Department of Labor and Employment for Colorado, “regulation is imperatively necessary for the preservation of public health, safety, or welfare asensuring operation of the workers&rsqu...

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Did You Know You Can Still File a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Times are hard and more challenging than ever. You count on a paycheck. If you’re unemployed right now because you suffered an injury at work, you can still report a claim within 2 years of the incident.We’re still taking calls. We’re here to help you when you need it most! If you’ve been injured, you need your medical benefits and lost wages. It can be frustrating to make...

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Legal Fees Explained – You Have Nothing to Fear Asking a Question!

Legal Fees Explained – You Have Nothing to Fear Asking a Question!

Are you worried about legal fees?Can’t afford an attorney?Do you have legal questions but worry about what it might cost you to ask a few simple questions?Don’t fear asking our legal professionals a question. It just might clear up the misinformation you might get from the insurance company. Weeding through legal documents can be a lot to digest. Ask a professional at our firm! At Kau...

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How the Workers’ Compensation Process Works in Colorado!

How the Workers’ Compensation Process Works in Colorado!

How does the process work?What can I expect?What if my benefits are denied? Kaufman & Kaufman has you covered! How does the process begin?Report the injury to your supervisor or employer immediately in writing;Request to see a doctor and get a list of which doctors you’re allowed to see; andRequest and complete an employer’s first report of injury and or workers compensa...

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A Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorney You Can Trust

A Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorney You Can Trust

Are you attempting to file for workers’ compensation in Colorado? Not sure who you can trust to give you the help and expert advice you need? Our team of attorneys led by William G. Kaufman is second to none. The founding member of Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC, William ‘Bill’ Kaufman has practiced workers’ compensation law for over 50 years. He has the expertise an...

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Don’t Like Your Doctor? Did You Know You Can Switch?

Don’t Like Your Doctor? Did You Know You Can Switch?

 I don’t like my doctor. Can I switch? What can I do? Can I change my doctor? You have a right to request a change of physician in the state of Colorado. In most cases, your employer will give you a list of physicians to choose from. If you suffered an on-the-job injury, your employer must give this list to you immediately upon notice of the injury. If you didn...

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Aggressive “Return to Work” Policies Could Leave Injured Workers Unprotected

Aggressive “Return to Work” Policies Could Leave Injured Workers Unprotected

Is your employer forcing you to return to work?Are you worried your workers’ compensation won’t cover the amount of time you need to stay at home to recover?What is a Return to Work Policy?Return to work policies are designed to help guide you through the process of recovering from your injuries, allow you to seek treatment through your employer’s preferred medical providers, an...

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Are you at risk for head injuries?

Are you at risk for head injuries?

Does your job have an increased risk for head injury?Have you lost consciousness at work after a fall or getting hit on the head?Did you black out?Almost every job has some risk, but if you work with heights, heavy machinery, or drive for a living, you face the greatest risks for on the job head injury. Falls, entanglements, and car accidents can all lead to a traumatic brain injury or even death...

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Can You Seek Workers’ Compensation for a Job-Related Heart Attack?

Can You Seek Workers’ Compensation for a Job-Related Heart Attack?

Did you suffer a heart attack on the job?Does your job include a substantial level of physical strain or emotional stress?Do you suffer from anxiety or anger?Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. is well are of the challenges you face after a heart attack. Battling for your workers’ compensation rights shouldn’t be one of them. Let our Colorado workers’ compensation attorney fight for you...

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Spinal Cord Workplace Injury Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Spinal Cord Workplace Injury Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Did you suffer from a workplace injury?Are you having a hard time paying your medical bills?Are you suffering from a spinal cord injury that left you unable to work and provide for your family?The greatest risk for spinal cord injury is in the construction field, especially if you’re climbing ladders and scaffolding frequently. You’re exposed to many dangerous conditions as a construc...

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State Park Rangers Face Many On-the-job Risks

State Park Rangers Face Many On-the-job Risks

Do you or does someone you know work as a State Park Ranger?Were you or was someone you know hurt on the job?The job of State Park Ranger comes with more than its fair share of difficulties!State Park Rangers perform many risky jobs including:Fighting wildfiresHelping stranded hikers get to safetyAiding climbers after an accidentMonitoring activities for safetyHelping visitors during bad weather&...

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Safety Tips to Prevent Construction Accidents

Safety Tips to Prevent Construction Accidents

Do you work in construction?Are you constantly worried about safety on the job?Do you feel your company doesn’t do enough to protect its workers on the job to prevent accidents?You need to protect yourself. Working on a construction site in Colorado can be very dangerous. You constantly have to stay alert for falling objects, live electrical wires, moving vehicles and various other hazards....

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What is a Return to Work Policy?

What is a Return to Work Policy?

Is your employer forcing you to come back to work before you’re ready?Are you still recovering from a workplace injury?Is your employer threatening to fire you over your refusal to show up for work?Return to work policies are designed to help guide you through the process of recovering from your injuries, allow you to seek treatment through your employer's preferred medical providers, a...

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6 Tips to Avoid Ladder Falls

6 Tips to Avoid Ladder Falls

Do you climb a ladder at work?Did you suffer a slip and fall injury while at work?Are you wondering if you qualify for workers’ compensation?Fall injuries are a serious concern, and using a ladder puts you at greater risk than almost anything else you do while on the job. To stay safe, use these tips to avoid a fall:Get the right ladderDon’t reach or lean too farDon’t stand at t...

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Office Workplace Injury Hazards: Are you at Risk?

Office Workplace Injury Hazards: Are you at Risk?

Why are slip and fall injuries so common?Can you file for workers’ compensation if you suffer from repetitive-strain injuries?Are injuries at work unavoidable?According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), overexertion and falls account for more than $25 billion in workers’ compensation costs in the U.S. You may overexert yourself causing an injury working...

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5 Basic Things That Workers’ Comp Covers

5 Basic Things That Workers’ Comp Covers

Will workers’ compensation cover all my medical bills?Will workers’ compensation cover lost wages?Does workers’ compensation cover my accident?If you’re recovering from a workplace accident and need answers about workers’ compensation, Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. is here for you!Here are five things workers’ compensation may cover:1. Medical expensesNever try t...

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Lack of Training Can Lead to Major Machinery Accidents

Lack of Training Can Lead to Major Machinery Accidents

Workplace accidents will happen no matter what. You can’t prevent all accidents but you can help reduce the chances with proper training and techniques. Industrial workers understand the importance of on-the-job training. Improperly trained workers not only put themselves in danger but also the people surrounding them.Operating heavy machinery may look like a simple task, however, the respo...

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What if No One Saw You Get Injured?

What if No One Saw You Get Injured?

Are you worried about qualifying for workers’ compensation benefits?Do you have a witness who can verify your workplace accident?If no one saw you get injured, it can be tricky to verify your story but it’s not impossible with the best workers’ compensation attorney in Colorado.Workers often perform their duties in a group or in the same area with other workers. There’s a ...

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Crush Injury Workers’ Compensation in Colorado

Crush Injury Workers’ Compensation in Colorado

Did you suffer a crush injury while on the job?Are you permanently or partially disabled due to your injury?Did your workplace fail to comply with safety standards and regulations?The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified four particularly dangerous types of construction accidents, including:FallsStruck-by objectsElectrocutionCaught-in and caught-between accidentsConstructi...

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How Can I Deal with The Stress of a Job Injury?

How Can I Deal with The Stress of a Job Injury?

Is your job injury stressing you out?Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed?Is limited mobility due to your injury causing you concern? High levels of stress can be damaging to your personal life, your health and your well-being. If you’re stressed out, you may need to consult your doctor to help resolve any emotional challenges you may have about your injury.Your doctor can be a great re...

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What Determines a Workers’ Compensation Injury?

What Determines a Workers’ Compensation Injury?

Are you suffering from a work-related injury?Do you need help filing for your workers’ compensation benefits?Are you frustrated fighting your insurance company?In many cases, the accident and the resulting injuries are obvious: it’s clear the accident happened at work, and that the injuries were caused by the accident.However, in some cases, an employer or insurance adjuster may have ...

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What Should I Never Tell an Adjuster?

What Should I Never Tell an Adjuster?

Are you worried about talking to the claims adjuster?Are afraid that you won’t receive what your claim is worth?Do you need to settle your claim fast to help pay bills immediately?Before you do anything, you need to consult with a Colorado worker’s compensation attorney first. Getting legal advice first will be the best thing you can do! Attorneys can help prepare you for the types of...

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Workplace Hazards Faced by Hotel Housekeepers

Workplace Hazards Faced by Hotel Housekeepers

Have you suffered from a work injury while working as a housekeeper?Do you suffer from a repetitive strain injury? Are you wondering if you qualify for workers’ compensation?According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 the non-fatal occupational injury rate for hotel workers was 5.1 for every hundred workers. This compares to a rate of 3.3 for all industries.These are just some...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Has a traumatic brain injury altered your life?Are you able to cope financially?Are you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?Filing for workers’ compensation in the state of Colorado can help you ease your financial problems by helping to pay off your medical bills. We’ll determine all the insurance policies that may provide compensation for your injury. Recovering from a...

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The Violence Problem Faced by Healthcare Workers

The Violence Problem Faced by Healthcare Workers

Do you work in the healthcare industry?Are you worried about the potential to face violence on the job?Are you wondering what kind of worker’s compensation benefits you qualify for if you’re hurt by violence while on the job?At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. we’re here to help you protect your rights. If your employer says you’re not eligible for benefits, we’ll investi...

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Does Colorado Workers’ Compensation Cover All Injuries?

Does Colorado Workers’ Compensation Cover All Injuries?

Were you injured in a workplace accident?Do you need help filing for workers’ compensation benefits?Are you wondering which injuries are covered by workers’ compensation?The Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys at Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. want to ensure your rights are protected. While you’re recovering from your injuries, you should have an attorney handling your c...

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Do You Need to Prove Negligence?

Do You Need to Prove Negligence?

Were you injured at work due to someone else’s negligence?Is your workplace at fault?Are you having a hard time getting worker’s compensation for lost wages?If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions while working in the state of Colorado, you should be covered by workers’ compensation benefits. Colorado is a no-fault state that will he...

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Why an Attorney is Necessary in Worker’s Comp Cases

Why an Attorney is Necessary in Worker’s Comp Cases

Are you having trouble making ends meet after suffering from a work injury?Are you frustrated dealing with your employer’s insurance company?Is an attorney absolutely necessary to file for worker’s compensation benefits?Yes. It’s always a good idea to contact an attorney to understand your rights! You could potentially lose out on a lot of worker’s compensation benefits if...

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Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Business Owners

Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Business Owners

Injured in an accident at work?Are you self-employed, a contractor or a sole proprietor of a business?Are you able to file for workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado?According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), “Sole proprietors can purchase workers’ compensation insurance for themselves, but are not required to. A corporate officer of a corporation o...

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Are Part-Time Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Are Part-Time Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Were you injured at work?Did your injury result in a significant loss of wages?Are you having a hard time making ends meet?Are you wondering if you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits because you’re only working part-time?Yes, you may qualify for lost wages and workers’ compensation benefits in the state of Colorado! There are some exemptions that include casual maintenan...

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Outdoor Workers at Risk for Cold Stress Injuries

Outdoor Workers at Risk for Cold Stress Injuries

Do you work outdoors?Have you suffered a cold stress injury?Wondering if you qualify for worker’s compensation?Having a hard time finding proper representation? Types of cold stress injuries that could be eligible for worker’s compensation:Frostbite – When skin freezes it can lead to loss of tissue. Symptoms include numbness, aching, tingling, and skin color can change to w...

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When Do You Really Need a Workers Compensation Attorney?

When Do You Really Need a Workers Compensation Attorney?

Do you need an attorney?“Can I represent myself?”Yes, you can represent yourself, but there may be some instances where having an attorney will truly improve your outcome. Are you ready to handle everything needed to prove your case? Find out everything you wanted to know and more about handing a case on your own and How do you know when you need to hire an attorney? Is it a Good...

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Workers Compensation Claims for Illnesses Can Be Challenging, But it’s Worth the Fight

Workers Compensation Claims for Illnesses Can Be Challenging, But it’s Worth the Fight

Has your health been compromised due to where you work?Are you unsure about your health coverage?Do you have a plan in place to take care of your family in case you get sick and can’t work?Firefighters suffering from severe cases of cancer have been a hot topic of concern lately. Preston L. Williams Jr., a lieutenant with the D.C. fire department who also suffers from cancer, shared his sto...

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Why Was My Claim Denied?

Why Was My Claim Denied?

Is the story of your injury detailed and consistent?Did you report your injury right away?Are you wondering why your claim was denied?Your claim could be denied for a few important reasons:It was filed too late.Your statement was inconsistent with hospital recordsThere were no witnesses to recount your storyHospital records show that you were under the influence of drugs or alcoholYou refused to ...

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Truck & Delivery Driver Workers Compensation Attorneys in Colorado

Truck & Delivery Driver Workers Compensation Attorneys in Colorado

Were you recently injured on the job while lifting or moving boxes?Were you injured while operating large machinery? Did your tractor-trailer truck lose control in difficult road conditions?Truck and delivery drivers are responsible for one out of every 20 workplace injury and illness incidents. These occupations are also three times more likely to suffer an injury or illness. Have you been ...

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Law Enforcement Officer Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Colorado

Law Enforcement Officer Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Colorado

Are you a law enforcement officer hurt on the job?Are you having a hard time paying your medical bills?Are you seeking fair compensation for the injuries you’re suffering?Imagine how great it would be to know your hospital bills are covered. Our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys know that protecting and serving your community is important to you, and we want to help your recove...

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What Should You Look For In a Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

What Should You Look For In a Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Are you worried about finding a reputable attorney to represent you?Have you recently suffered a work-related injury or illness?Do you think you’re owed compensation, but aren’t sure where to start?If you really want to understand your rights, a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney can help! Imagine what it would feel like to know that your bills are taken care of and you won...

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We Represent Injured Union Members in Colorado Workers Compensation Claims

We Represent Injured Union Members in Colorado Workers Compensation Claims

Were you injured in a workplace accident?Are you unsure of what type of worker compensation benefits you qualify for because you’re a union worker? Are you worried you’ll be denied?Don’t worry! With experienced Colorado workers compensation attorneys fighting for your rights, you have nothing to worry about. You deserve full compensation for your work-related injury or illn...

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Injuries Covered by Worker’s Compensation in Colorado

Injuries Covered by Worker’s Compensation in Colorado

Can’t make your mortgage payment this month because of medical bills stacking up?Are you afraid you don’t know where your next paycheck is coming from?Are you worried you’re not eligible for workers compensation because of the type of injury you sustained?According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), “employers must provide workers’ compensatio...

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Colorado Workers Compensation Attorney Fighting For You!

Colorado Workers Compensation Attorney Fighting For You!

Injured in a workplace accident in the state of Colorado?Are you wondering what workers compensation benefits you qualify for?Do you know what your rights are as an injured worker?At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC, we make it our mission to educate the community on workers compensation laws. We want you to get the benefits you deserve and not be taken advantage of by the insurance companies. Insuranc...

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“Will I Have to Pay Income Tax on This Money?”

“Will I Have to Pay Income Tax on This Money?”

Are you worried about the risk of being audited if you don’t claim your workers compensation settlement on your income taxes?Did you already file your income taxes without this important information and are concerned?Do you have questions about how to report your income correctly on your tax return after receiving a workers compensation settlement in the last year?According to the IRS, you ...

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Degenerative Disc Disease and Workplace Accidents

Is a workplace accident the root cause of your degenerative disk disease? Is it getting more difficult to work through the pain?Is the repetitive lifting, pulling, or twisting for your job accelerating your degenerative disk disease? Wondering what your workers’ compensation rights are?Although degenerative disk disease can be part of the natural aging process any of us may eventually exper...

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Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys

Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys

Are you suffering from a workplace accident?Has your injury left you with no way of paying your bills?Was your job your only source of income?Did you know that you’re entitled to workers compensation in the state of Colorado?Many people are scared to file a workers compensation claim, worried that they’ll lose their job in the process. But, your livelihood and well being are at stake ...

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Am I Getting As Much As I Deserve From a Workers Compensation Settlement?

Am I Getting As Much As I Deserve From a Workers Compensation Settlement?

Are you willing to accept the first settlement that comes your way?If you answered “Yes” to the above question, do you realize that could be a mistake?Do you realize with an attorney by your side, you’ll have a much better chance of getting a larger settlement?Don’t sell yourself short! We understand the system can be frustrating. You’re worth more than you think! If...

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I Got Hurt On the Job and it Was Not My Fault. Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence?

I Got Hurt On the Job and it Was Not My Fault. Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence?

Were you hurt on the job?Was someone else at fault for your injury?Do you believe your employer was negligent?When you hire the experienced Colorado workers compensation attorneys of Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC to represent you, you’ll be getting the quality representation and compassion you deserve. When you’re injured, the last thing you want to worry about is if your family will be ...

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What Are My Rights When Returning to Work After Sustaining an Injury?

What Are My Rights When Returning to Work After Sustaining an Injury?

Are you eager to return to work?Afraid you’ll lose your job?Do you know what your rights are?Here’s what you need to know:If you have restrictions, make them clear. If your boss invites you back for a light work load, but is putting pressure on you to perform restricted activities, make him or her aware of what you can and cannot do.Have your attorney write a letter to your insurance ...

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How to Gather Evidence for a Workers Comp Claim

How to Gather Evidence for a Workers Comp Claim

Are you worried you don’t have enough evidence to support your workers comp claims?Don’t worry! At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. our Glenwood Springs workers comp attorneys can help get you the money you deserve. We strive to provide fair, honest, and aggressive representation. Our expert workers compensation lawyers ensure that your rights are protected!   To support your cla...

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Know Your Workers Compensation Rights in Colorado for Construction Worker Accidents

Know Your Workers Compensation Rights in Colorado for Construction Worker Accidents

Do you work in construction?Are you curious to know whether the types of accidents that happen at your job are on the list of common construction accidents?According to the Department of Labor, these were the types of accidents that were responsible for more than half of workplace accidents:FallsElectrocutionsStruck by objectCaught-in/between objectsAre you at risk for any of these types of accid...

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Do You Know You’re Obligated to Report Your Injury?

Do You Know You’re Obligated to Report Your Injury?

Are you wondering if you have to report your injury?The answer is “Yes”! You have an obligation to report your injury as soon as it happens. If you don’t report your injury right away, you may not be covered by insurance.According to FindLaw.com, “there are three things to do if you’re injured on the job:Report the injury to your supervisor or employer immediately in...

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Workers Compensation Attorneys in Colorado Can Help You No Matter What Injury You’ve Suffered at Work!

Workers Compensation Attorneys in Colorado Can Help You No Matter What Injury You’ve Suffered at Work!

Were you injured in a work accident?Are you unable to pay your bills in a timely manner?Has your workers compensation claim been denied?Our workers compensation attorneys in Colorado at Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC, has been helping injured workers fight for the rights for more than five decades. Regardless of your situation, you deserve your legally owed compensation, and you shouldn’t have ...

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What's the Colorado DIME Process?

What's the Colorado DIME Process?

What You Need to Know: Pre-Existing Conditions & the Colorado DIME Process  Have you been hurt at work? Are you wondering about workers comp and pre-existing conditions? Are you looking for someone to advocate for you?If an old injury has flared up after an accident or strenuous activity at work, you need to know that a pre-existing condition does not disqualify you from workers compensa...

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What is Workers Compensation Fraud?

What is Workers Compensation Fraud?

Are you worried that filing for workers compensation may result in criminal fraud charges against you for filing a false claim?Did you file the appropriate paperwork?Did you get a thorough checkup by a medical professional after your accident? Did they clear you for work or tell you to rest?Don’t worry! If you took the necessary steps to file a claim, you probably have nothing to worry abou...

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Am I Going To Commit Fraud If I File a Workers Compensation Claim?

Did you really suffer from an injury while you were working?Was your workplace found at fault for your accident?Do you have witnesses that can testify in your favor?If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, then you probably have nothing to worry about! If you want to avoid any chance of workers compensation fraud down the road, however, you may need to find an attorney who...

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Investigators Attempt to Use Social Media to Disprove Injuries

Investigators Attempt to Use Social Media to Disprove Injuries

Are you active on social media?Have you posted anything that could be undermine your workers comp lawsuit?Can you provide sufficient evidence that you sought out treatment immediately after your injury?Insurance companies are getting sneakier when it comes to what and who they’ll cover in regards to workers compensation benefits. If there’s a way out of paying out claims, they’l...

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Get Your Bills Paid During Back Injury Physical Rehabilitation

Did your work accident result in a back injury?What was your diagnosis?Are you looking for a way to cover your rehabilitation and living costs while you’re recovering from your injury?Our experienced Glenwood Springs workers comp lawyers specialize in workers compensation benefits and take many cases other attorneys refuse. With an attorney, your rights are protected. Worker’s compens...

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How a Back Injury Can Occur & How it Could Affect You

How a Back Injury Can Occur & How it Could Affect You

Are you wondering if your back injury entitles you to workers compensation?You aren’t alone! Many people are battling the same issues as you, and they may have many of the same fears and questions. Worker’s compensation can be difficult to navigate, and getting the compensation you’re owed might seem like it’s more trouble than it’s worth.You never know until you do ...

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Glenwood Springs Files Workers Compensation Lawsuits For Construction Worker Accidents

Glenwood Springs Files Workers Compensation Lawsuits For Construction Worker Accidents

Are you suffering from a work accident on a construction site?Can’t pay your bills because you’re out of work?Are you looking to file in Glenwood Springs for workers compensation with an attorney who specializes in construction worker cases?You’ve come to the right place! People are often misled by the insurance company handling their case and miss out on a lot of benefits. With...

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Grand Junction Workers Compensation Benefits

Grand Junction Workers Compensation Benefits

Imagine how relieved you’d feel if you knew your medical recovery was 100% covered. Also, how would you like it if your wage losses were recovered to the extent allowed by law? That would be pretty awesome, right?In Colorado, you qualify for workers compensation benefits if you were injured in a workplace accident in many positions, even including these:Agricultural workerTemp workerSeasona...

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Glenwood Springs Workers Compensation Attorney on Your Side!

Are you worried your workers comp case will be turned down?Are you worried your employer will dispute your workers’ comp claim?Don’t be led astray because you’re scared to stand up for your rights. We help the little guy in a fight! Our vision is that no person should be denied justice.As officers of the court, our goal is to expose the truth, wherever it may lie. Reasons f...

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4 Ways to Find a Credible Glenwood Springs Workers Comp Attorney

4 Ways to Find a Credible Glenwood Springs Workers Comp Attorney

Were you recently injured at work?Are you having trouble finding an experienced attorney you can trust?It’s important to find an attorney you can trust to represent you – otherwise how can you be confident that they have your best interests in mind? Imagine an attorney who can step into your shoes and understand what you’re going through every day! It can be hard getting back on...

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You're Entitled to Workmans Comp Settlements in Glenwood Springs!

Have you recently been injured or suffered an illness on the job?Are you unsure of your rights when filing for worker’s compensation? Don’t let the stress of trying to navigate a complicated case get you down!When you hire the experienced lawyers of Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC to represent you, you’ll be getting the quality representation and compassion you deserve. When you&rsqu...

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Eligible for Workers Compensation Benefits in Glenwood Springs?

Eligible for Workers Compensation Benefits in Glenwood Springs?

Are you struggling to pay your bills after suffering a work injury?Are you wondering if you’re eligible for workers compensation benefits in Glenwood Springs or the Western Slope?Imagine how relieved you’d feel if you knew your medical recovery was 100% covered. Also, how would you like it if your wage losses were recovered to the extent the law allows? That would be pretty awesome, r...

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"Kaufman and Kaufman was extremely professional in my case. They set appointments as often as I requested which was often weekly or more. They handled all the problems that came up and ended up settling my case for more than I expected. I was very happy with the result."

- Jeff (2015)

"I’ve known the folks at Kaufman and Kaufman for more than 30 years. Correct - I said 30 years. The Kaufman’s have *always* done the right thing, especially when it’s not easy. Trust, in 2022, is hard. Trusting the Kaufman’s, in 2022, is simple."

- Jeff W. (2022)

"Kaufman and Kaufman represented me in a workman’s comp case and I couldn’t be happier with their service. They were very professional and gave me the personal service I was relying on. I hope I never get in that kind of situation again but if I do the Kaufman’s would be the firm I’d call. I highly recommend them."

- Erik (2022)

"Couldn't have asked for a more compassionate and thorough legal representation! Matt was so patient in taking the time to explain everything. The entire staff was incredible. I felt bolstered and validated throughout. I would recommend K&K to anyone going through a dark time with a debilitating injury.. they truly do care about their clients."

- Jessica C. (2022)

"The Kaufmans are a family owned firm that I highly recommend! They have always acted with integrity and intent to help people as best they can. You can trust them and I have dealt with the Kaufmans for a number of years now."

- JB (2022)

"The Kaufman team is very professional and knowledgeable about the work comp laws . They guided me in every step of the process, and if I ever have to do this again , they would be my first call. Without them i wouldn't have been able to pay my bills, and provide for my family. Thanks again to Kaufman and Kaufman for allowing my family to survive."

- Joshua (2022)