After almost five years with the firm, Clay Thornton, Esq., is leaving Picardi Law Firm on July 31, 2013. Clay is leaving to take a position with the Colorado Attorney General’s office, where he will be helping to build a new workers’ compensation unit. We wish Clay the best of luck at his new position. […]
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated its list of regional contacts for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Accounts. The regional contacts for Colorado are listed as: Tom Bosserman (415) 744-4907 Ian Fraser (415) 744-3665 Tina Lim (415) 744-3673 Irene Cheng (415) 744-3582 The full list of regional contacts for each state can be […]
All Authorized Treating Physicians Must Refuse to Treat in Order for the Right of Selection to Pass to the Injured Worker
Under §8-43-404(5)(a), C.R.S., the respondent is afforded the right in the first instance to select a physician to attend the claimant. However, the statute implicitly contemplates that the respondent will designate a physician who is willing to provide treatment. Therefore, if the physician selected by the respondent refuses to treat the claimant for non-medical reasons, […]
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to any condition in which a temporary or permanent brain dysfunction arises due to a violent blow to the head or some object penetrating the skull. While a number of events can result in traumatic brain injuries, when TBIs occur on the job, the following factors or incidents may be […]
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will be holding a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to two Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure: Rule 16 (Utilization Standards), and Rule 18 (Medical Fee Schedule). The hearing is scheduled for August 6, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at […]