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Workers’ Compensation in Colorado: What Should I Do?

If you were injured at work in Colorado, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Here are a couple of immediate steps to take in order to protect your rights and receive the proper treatment and compensation needed to fully recover. What Should I Do First? • Seek medical attention if needed. • Submit a written notice of your injury to your employer. This should be done within 4 days of the initial injury. • Seek legal advice in the proper jurisdiction for information and to protect your rights. What if My Injuries Were Not a Result of My Employer? In Colorado, if you were injured while on the...

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Pedestrian and Cyclists’ Accidents in Colorado: What You Should Know

With the number of cyclists increasing through programs like Bike to Work, Ride to Work Day and May 2011 becoming National Bike Month, drivers will see an increase of the number of cyclists on the road, not to mention the number of people now walking as an alternative means of transportation. Boulder, CO has one of the largest tri-athlete communities in America. Hundreds of cyclists and runners frequent the roadways daily there and throughout the Front Range of the Rockies. Trendier ways such as skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are also becoming more prominent means of transportation for today’s youth, not to...

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The BP Oil Spill: An Environmental and Economic Disaster

The BP Oil Spill has become the worst ecological disaster in American history, affection millions of Gulf coast residents in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas, not to mention foreign residents in the Caribbean and Mexico. Below are some links to recent stories about the BP Oil Spill. Reuters: Obama to Speak Tonight About BP Oil Disaster CNN: Oil spill will get 'unprecedented response,' says Obama New York Times: Internal Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout Washington Post: Congress Presses BP for an Apology Fox News: BP Approves Money for Small Businesses Wall Street Journal: ...

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Mass Tort/Class Action Litigation and the BP Oil Spill Disaster

For the hundreds of thousands of victims of the ever-worsening environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, many are left to ponder what the future holds for them in the wake of the economic and environmental losses that has forever changed their lives. One likely outcome of this whole debacle, aside from the drastic lifestyle changes for gulf coast area residents, will be the forthcoming litigation against British Petroleum (BP), the owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, as well as their primary contractors Halliburton and Transocean, and perhaps other firms yet to be named in the forthcoming ...

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The BP Gulf Oil Spill Disaster: What it Means to You

As we approach the 2 month mark from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill, the saga of the Gulf oil spill continues unabated. The efforts to contain the spill seem idiotic on many levels, all the more confounded by the latest in the 'top kill' strategies failing to plug the fissured deep sea well. Shifting strategies but failed response have mutated to an environmental disaster for the Gulf coast, causing thousands to lose their livelihoods and substantially damaging the quality of life of both wildlife and humans alike throughout the gulf coast region and perhaps beyond. According to U.S....

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Employment Discrimination: What You Need to Know

All employees have basic rights in the workplace -- including the right to privacy, fair compensation, and freedom from employment discrimination. A job applicant also has certain rights even prior to being hired as an employee. Those rights include the right to be free from discrimination based on age, gender, race, national origin, or religion during the hiring process. Some important employee rights include: The right to a safe work environment, free from undue dangers The right to a degree of privacy in your personal matters The right not to be discriminated against on grounds of your age, race, national origin, gender,...

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Equal Pay for Equal Work: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

After 19 years working for the Goodyear Tire Company, Lilly Ledbetter discovered that she was paid 20% less than her male counterparts. The knowledge began a decade long fight for equal pay for equal work that went all the way to the Supreme Court, and resulted in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; the first piece of legislation signed by President Obama. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was signed into law on Jan. 29, 2009, restores the protection against pay discrimination that was taken away by the 2007 Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co....

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Equal Pay is the Law

On April 20th, the 110th day of 2010, people across America observed Equal Pay Day, which marked the 110 extra days per year that women in the United States must work in order to earn what men earned in 2009. On average, a woman in America makes 77 cents for every dollar that a man makes. For African American women and Latinas these numbers are even lower. Over the course of her career, the average women can expect to lose $700,000 as a result of wage discrimination. Although 47 years have passed since the passage of...

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Colorado Social Security Disability Claims 101

In the United States, the two largest and most well-known social security programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) and Social Security Income (SSI). Both of these disability-assistance programs were designed to provide monthly payments and Medicare benefits to disabled individuals who have contributed to the general Social Security fund by working (in the case of SSD) or who can prove that they have both a disability and financial need (in the case of SSI). The process of filing and being approved for SSD and especially SSI can be an arduous and highly time-consuming and frustrating task for...

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What to Know About Colorado Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time but are typically a more common occurrence in colder weather states such as Colorado, given the higher incidence of ice and snow, which are some of the most common causes of a slip and fall accident. However, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident in Colorado, once you have received treatment for your injuries you will need to consider your legal options if you feel your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or business. Colorado Slip and fall accident lawsuits fall within United States...

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