Resolving Workers Compensation Disputes

How Are Problems in Colorado Workers' Compensation Claims Handled?

What you can expect to happen when situations arise that prevent you from obtaining treatment or receiving compensation for your workplace injuries

As you can see from the prior chapter, there are literally hundreds of scenarios that can crop up and prevent you from either obtaining the necessary treatment or receiving all of the compensation entitled to you under the law.

Without the assistance of a qualified workers' compensation attorney in Colorado, it's extremely difficult to know if you're being treated properly by your employer's workers' comp insurer – much less deal with any problems in an effective manner.

Fully understanding the workers' comp system and how it should work requires a person spend untold amounts of time and resources. You would literally need to make it a full-time job and even then, it could prove intimidating when dealing with insurance companies and their attorneys.

Having a dedicated workers' compensation attorney in your corner can go a long way toward obtaining your rightful workers' compensation benefits. Insurance companies will then become more receptive to your claim as they will see they're not just dealing with someone who is largely unaware of how the system works and the rights afforded to injured workers under the law.

Continue reading to see how attorneys representing injured workers in Colorado go about dealing with the various situations outlined in the previous chapter.

This is not a chronological list of events but rather an outline of what courses you can expect a workers' compensation attorney to take to help resolve your case.

Consultation with Insurers and their representatives

The first thing a Colorado workers' compensation attorney will do after reviewing your case is to consult with the insurance company's adjuster in-person or over the phone. Perhaps the adjuster didn't do something properly and simply needs to be reminded of the law. Or maybe they do not have complete information and that's causing your claim to be held up.

Either way, many workers' compensation claims are settled amicably over the phone – both sides of the case generally prefer this route...it's quick, it's painless.

In many instances, consulting with an insurance adjuster or the insurance company's attorney on the phone will be enough to settle the case outright. You and your attorney will need to decide if a settlement in this regard will be sufficient to meeting your needs.

Resolving Disputes (cont.)

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