Worker’s Compensation for Mesothelioma

Dec 26 2023

Workers’ compensation for mesothelioma is pivotal in addressing the aftermath of asbestos exposure in the workplace. This cancer results from extended exposure to asbestos fibers, and it often emerges years later. Compensation programs in Colorado provide financial and medical support for those facing the physical, emotional and financial challenges of mesothelioma. We want to ensure you or your loved one receives the necessary care and assistance. Affected individuals seeking reparation for occupational asbestos exposure should first understand workers’ compensation. Am I Eligible for Asbestos Workers’ Compensation? Determining eligibility for an asbestos workers’ compensation claim involves establishing a clear connection between occupational…

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Colorado Workers’ Compensation Legislation Updates

Aug 24 2023

Colorado Workers’ Comp Legislation Any employee or employers seeking to find out more about the Colorado workers’ comp legislation can review this document to keep abreast of any rule changes to the act. Workers’ compensation is designed to protect both the employer and employee. There are a host of new policies and procedures to digest, which include everything from compensation insurance to rules regarding individuals with a work-related injury. If you’re an employee, there are certain injuries and issues that can be dealt with in-house, such as minor physical injuries like cuts and bruises. If the injury is more serious…

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What to Do When Claims Adjuster Won’t Return My Calls

Mar 09 2023

If you’ve been involved in a workplace accident resulting in injury, it’s critical to file a claim for compensation as soon as possible. Under Colorado law, you have two years to file a workers’ compensation claim. This might seem like a long time, but delaying the claims process can result in losing out on the settlements you are owed. For your workers’ compensation claim, you typically need to report the accident as soon as you know you were hurt at work. Once you initiate your claim (whether for workplace injury or work-related car accident injuries), an insurance adjuster is assigned…

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Benefits of Workers’ Comp Attorney vs Self-Representation

Mar 09 2023

When To Hire a Worker’s Compensation Attorney If you’ve been injured on the job and are trying to negotiate worker’s compensation benefits, you might feel like you’re swimming in a sea of paperwork that has no end. You may be overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. In this case, you need to hire a worker’s comp attorney to guide you through the process and negotiate the best possible settlement. Our firm can help you receive compensation from your employer for your injury.   Should I Hire a Worker’s Compensation Attorney or Handle My Own Case? Although workers’ compensation claims may…

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Erika Alverson Selected as a 2021 Top Lawyer

Jan 20 2022

Congratulations to Erika Alverson on her selection as a 2021 Top Lawyer by 5280 magazine!

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As Vaccines Rollout Erika Alverson Represents Local JBS Employee Who Was Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim Related to Covid-19

Mar 12 2021

Despite denying workers’ compensation claims JBS is holding an employee vaccine event and many employees find that the actions are not adding up. Erika Alverson represents Alfredo Hernandez against JBS meat plant for his denied workman’s comp claim and completely understand the feeling of the many employees who have been denied their Covid workmans comp complaint by JBS.

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Get Defense Against Local Meatpacking Company Denying COVID-19 Workers Compensation Claims

Oct 05 2020

Channel 9 News covers new details on an open Covid- 19 workers compensation case Alverson and O’Brien is representing in the following article.  

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Can You Be Fired While on Workers’ Comp in Colorado?

May 08 2020

What Rights Do I Have Under Colorado Workers’ Compensation Law? Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim in Colorado often causes anxiety for an injured worker. Although your employer can’t fire you for filing the claim, you may still wonder if he or she will find another excuse to let you go.  At Alverson + O’Brien, we’re here to help you navigate your claim and return to your position once doctors medically clear you to resume activity. What Are Valid Reasons for Firing an Employee? Even if you are on Workers’ Compensation, your employer can still fire you if they present valid…

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Am I eligible for workers’ compensation after being exposed to COVID-19 at work?

Apr 27 2020

If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 at work you may be entitled to coverage under Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. CO law provides benefits including wage replacement for time missed from work, medical treatment at the cost of the Insurance Carrier and possible compensation for permanent damage caused by the disease. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 while at work follow these steps: NOTICE TO YOUR EMPLOYER: Inform your supervisor immediately and explain that you believe the exposure occurred at work. Your employer should you provide you with a Designated List of Providers designating at least 4 separate…

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Preparing safely for spring festivals in the parks

Mar 26 2019

Now that spring is finally here, many families in Denver will start going outside more often and are starting to look up upcoming recreational activities. The Mile High City has plenty of outdoor events and celebrations in the next few months such as the Rodeo All-Star Weekend, the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival and the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. With so many residents starting to get spring fever, many festival workers, volunteers and employees of Denver’s Parks and Recreation Board have a lot to prepare for. While they get so preoccupied with ensuring that all attendees have…

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