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Archive | January, 2014

Recent Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure

On January 21, 2014, the Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted changes to Rule 5-5 (admissions of liability) and Rule 7. To see the new changes to both Rules, click here. The amendments are effective on March 17, 2014. You may remember that the legislature recently amended Section 8-42-107.2(4)(c) to require the Division IME Unit […]

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DWC Prehearings and Settlement Unit Address Change

Effective immediately, all correspondence sent to the Prehearings and Settlement Unit should be sent to the 4th Floor: Division of Workers’ Compensation Prehearings and Settlement Unit 633 17th Street, 4th Floor Denver, CO 80202 In addition, on February 13 and 14, 2014, the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Prehearings and Settlement Unit is moving its offices […]

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Mileage Rate Increase

The rate for mileage increased to $.53 per mile effective January 1, 2014.  If you want to bookmark W.C.R.P. 18-6 Division Established Codes and values, click here.

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Cold Weather Injuries and How Outdoor Workers Can Avoid Them

If you work outdoors, then the winter season can be a particular dangerous time, especially if you are in the Midwest or Northeast, as the record-breaking cold temperatures have made it riskier than ever to be outside for extended periods of time. Whether this is your first winter working outdoors or you have been facing […]

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An Administrative Law Judge Has No Authority to Extend the Time for a Respondent to Take a Position on a Division IME Physician’s Impairment Rating

It has long been settled law that if the respondent fails to file an Application for Hearing timely challenging the opinions of the Division IME physician, the opinion becomes binding. Leprino v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office, 134 P.3d 475 (Colo. App. 2005)(the requirements of §8-42-107.2(4) are jurisdictional and if the parties fail to request a […]

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