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Webinar – Delayed Benefits: How Employment Factors Affect Workers’ Comp Claims

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Join the discussion on recent caselaw from the Workers’ Comp arena that focus on issues arising directly from the employment environment.

A central purpose of the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act is to provide the quick and efficient delivery of disability and medical benefits to injured workers at a reasonable cost to employers without the necessity of litigation. Unfortunately, the reality is more complex and often unclear whether and to what extent an injury should be covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

In this webinar, we will discuss some recent caselaw from the Workers’ Compensation arena that focus on issues arising directly from the employment environment. We will examine how various employment factors may impact a workers’ compensation claim. Examples of some specific topics include horseplay, deviations from the course and scope of employment, safety rule violations, and terminations for cause.

About the presenters:

C. SANDRA PYUN has focused on defending employers and insurance carriers in matters involving workers’ compensation for over 20 years. She has handled all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation before the Colorado Supreme Court. Ms. Pyun received her B.A. Degree in 1991 from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and her J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Ms. Pyun moved to Colorado in 1997 and is now associated with Dworkin, Chambers, Williams, York, Benson & Evans, P.C. in Denver. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association.

MELISSA J. LOMAN EVANS received her B.A. Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and her J.D. cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. She associated with Dworkin, Chambers & Williams, P.C. in early 1997, with an emphasis in workers’ compensation. Her practice emphasizes workers’ compensation and insurance defense as well as subrogation matters. Ms. Loman Evans is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.