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Colorado: Physicians Have Flexibility in Setting Impairment Ratings, AMA Guides Are “Starting Point”
Posted on 11 Apr 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Construing Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 101(3)(a)(I) and 101(3.7), pursuant to which impairment ratings in workers’ compensation claims must be “based on” the revised third edition of AMA Guides, a Colorado appellate court said... Read More

Colorado: High Court Adopts Positional Risk Test for Unexplained Falls
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Colorado, in a divided decision, recently affirmed a decision of the state’s Court of Appeals, but on different grounds, holding that an "unexplained fall" satisfies the "arising out of" employment requirement... Read More

Federal: Employee Terrorized in “Active Shooter Drill” May Sue Employer in Tort
Posted on 8 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Allegations by a nursing home employee that her employer secretly arranged an “active shooter drill” in which an on-duty Carbondale, CO police officer posed as a “gunman,” that the officer burst into the work area and held the... Read More

Colorado: In Spite of Credit Allowed Employer Related to Out-of-State Death Benefits Paid, Interest Was Owed on Balance of Benefits Due
Posted on 22 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a worker was killed in a work-related accident on the second day after he assumed a new position in Colorado—he had previously worked for the employer in Mississippi—and his survivors were paid death benefits under the Mississippi Act... Read More

United States: UIM Insurer May Not Offset Workers' Compensation Benefits Received by Plaintiff
Posted on 22 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Construing Colorado law, a federal district court held that in a suit to recover UIM benefits under an insurance policy issued to plaintiff by the defendant insurance company, evidence related to the plaintiff’s prior recovery of medical expenses... Read More