The Current Workers’ Compensation System

The current workers’ compensation system was intended to deliver medical benefits and lost wages to an injured worker simply, quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately this is not what has happened. In fact, the system has become very confusing and very complex. Often there are delays which are a great hardship to the injured worker and his family. Being successful in the system and getting all of the benefits to which you are entitled requires the knowledge and skill Steven Gurwin has to offer.

 

workers-comp-booksIn addition to the workers’ compensation law itself, which is about 100 pages of single spaced small print, it is very important to know all of the rules and regulations of both the Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Office of Administrative Courts, and these are constantly changing.

Also, cases decided by the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals frequently change the workers’ compensation law. Steve Gurwin understands the complicated and frequently changing workers’ compensation procedures and laws. He is constantly taking legal classes about the most recent changes in the workers’ compensation law, so that he can protect your rights and get you all of the benefits to which you are entitled. Steve Gurwin can help you understand the system and protect all of your rights.

The Reality of Current Workers’ Compensation

It is important to remember that the workers’ compensation law in Colorado is unfair to the injured worker. While most people think that the law was enacted to help injured workers and their families at the time of a serious workplace injury, this is not true. In fact, the law helps the big insurance companies and the employers at the expense of the injured worker and his family. In many ways, the workers’ compensation law was designed to keep down the cost of medical benefits for the insurance company, at the expense of good medical care for the injured worker. The law was also designed to keep down what the insurance company will have to pay for lost wages and a final settlement, once again at the expense of the injured worker.

It is important that you have Steve Gurwin on your side. He knows the law, and he will ensure that you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled.

Also, it is important to know that Workers’ Compensation has many critical time deadlines which cannot be missed. If those deadlines are missed, then your important rights to medical benefits, lost wages, and a final settlement can be lost forever. Steve Gurwin will make sure that critical deadlines are not missed in your case, and that all of your rights are protected.

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