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Archive | October, 2014

Is Workplace Noise Exposure “A Growing National Problem”? The ATA Thinks So…

Each year in the U.S., roughly 30 million American workers are exposed to excessive noise in their workplaces, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Such dangerous levels of consistent workplace noise exposure can put workers at risk of sustaining serious injuries, including: Tinnitus Hyperacusis Deafness Physical and emotional stress. The […]

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Holders of Certificate of Insurance Required to be Notified of Cancellation of Workers’ Compensation Policy

The Court of Appeals recently remanded a case back to the Administrative Law Judge to determine whether Pinnacol Assurance should be estopped from denying coverage to a subcontractor because Pinnacol failed to notify the general contractor and the owner of rental property that Pinnacol cancelled the policy. Hoff v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office, ___ P.3d […]

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Changes to DWC Electronic Filing

The Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that starting on November 1, 2014 the EDI online application will be moving to a new server. When you access the program you will be redirected to the new server website. Therefore, if you have a bookmark or shortcut to the application on your computer or web browser, you will […]

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Travel to and from Work Compensable if Job Requires Use of Automobile

Colorado has recognized a longstanding rule that injuries sustained by workers traveling to work from home (and while returning home), are not compensable because they are not seen as arising out of employment. In 1999 the Colorado Supreme Court recognized that the facts of any particular case may justify an exception to this general rule, […]

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Notice of Rule Hearing – Proposed Changes to W.C.R.P. 5 – Claims Adjusting Requirements

The Division of Workers’ Compensation has scheduled a public hearing to to address the proposed changes to W.C.R.P. 5 – Claims Adjusting Requirements. The hearing will be held in the 12th Floor Conference Room at 633 17th Street in Denver. The public hearing will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Colorado Administrative […]

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