Continuing from where we left off in Workers’ Compensation Benefits vs. Social Security Disability Benefits (Pt. 1), below we will resume our discussion regarding some of the important differences between Social Security disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits for people who’ve sustained permanent impairments as a result of workplace accidents and injuries. In addition to […]
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When a workplace injury is severe enough to result in permanent impairments, the injured person may be able to seek compensation for his injuries and losses via the Colorado workers’ compensation system and/or via the Social Security disability system. While the amounts of these benefits can differ (as can the process of obtaining these benefits), […]
On June 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide. The following sections of the Guide have been enhanced or added: 4.1.4 Hearing on the Merits of the Case: Section added to reflect the April 22, 2003 WCMSA […]
In a previous post I reported that effective July 1, 2014, the legislature amended § 8-43-406(2) to increased the maximum amount of all lump sums to $80,000, for all dates of injury prior to July 1, 2014 (and to adjust that maximum amount on July 1 of each calendar year). W.C.R.P. 5-10(B)(1) requires the respondents to […]
Effective April 15, 2015, § 8-43-404(5) will require employers to increase the number of physicians which must be offered to an employee on the Designated Provider List from two to four physicians, corporate medical providers or a combination of both, where available. At least one of the designated providers must be at a distinct location […]