Traditionally, an employer maintains workers’ compensation insurance to cover workers injured in the workplace or made sick by a work-related illness. For contractors who work for others, like in construction, the picture looks different.
If you become disabled, it can seem like an uphill battle to obtain the SSDI benefits to which you are entitled. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a strict definition of the type of disability for which they pay, and you need enough time in the workforce to qualify.
In recent years, Colorado has added new DUI laws and increased the penalties for driving while under the influence. Law enforcement is more vigilant than ever and determined to deter motorists from drinking and driving.
These are a few of the reasons Colorado has a reputation for being tough on DUIs:
After an injury in the workplace, it offers some peace of mind to know when payment from workers’ comp will begin.
After you provide notice to your employer when you are injured, your employer then has 10 days to notify their workers compensation insurer about your injury. This is an important step because it initiates your insurance claim. If your employer does not file the claim, or refuses, you can file a claim directly with the Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an important resource for disabled workers. Too often, applicants for SSDI make mistakes that can delay their claim or cause them to be denied altogether.
The SSA uses a five-step process to determine if a worker meets the criteria to receive payments under SSDI. For some, approval is quick, and for others, the application process can stretch for well over a year.