Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas to all!

This is a very special time of the year and I am grateful for both the season and for a special delivery here shown with twin granddaughters. Hope your holiday is special too.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Peak Vista Community Health

There are many people who truly cannot afford a doctor or medical care and seem to have run out of options. Whether injured or infirm or old if you are truly poor there is one great resource to turn to for medical help. They do not take everybody but try over at Peak Vista Community Health. I have always felt they provide quality care so this option is worth a try. My only problem which other attorneys have also commented on to me is that they do not fill out paperwork that can help someone qualify for other benefits like Social Security disability. I suspect this is because they are loaded with basic care cases and believe they have to use their time wisely. I disagree since when someone does get other benefits they may also obtain medicare or similar medical benefits. This benefits everyone. I am sure Peak Vista only can do so much but I admire what they try to do. The local newspaper commented today on this agency and how it too needs help from us.
Peak Vista

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Announcing Twins!!!

Just a special message of a personal nature. Identical twins were born to my daughter and husband recently. Both are doing fine and remind us that birth and life go on so we should enjoy our family and loved one's despite all our concerns about injury and disability. Our children teach us what life is all about.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Delays Cause Poverty in Social Security

Here is a link which again reminds us that delays cause impoverishment. This is especially true in Social Security claims because a claimant believes he can no longer work anywhere and yet must wait months or years for benefits. In workers comp there also are delays but nothing like Social Security cases. What amazes me is that with Social Security disability the benefits are far less then what a worker can earn if he is able to work. A good paycheck and company benefits can be substantially more then disability benefits. Many who apply are not looking for a windfall and yet must wait and wait and wait. The average wait for a hearing is well over a year and further appeals can mean years before benefits are granted to a deserving claimant.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Here is the latest Division newsletter

From time to time the Colorado Division of Workers Compensation puts out a newsletter which it calls "All About Claims" and the link below is to the latest one just published. Each newsletter covers specific areas of interest so don't expect it to cover everything or "all" about workers comp. This issue covers changing from one designated doctor to another and does try to clarify the topic which comes from a new statute passed this year.