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Injured Colorado worker receives care

February 15, 2024
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Pinnacol cares for thousands of injured workers every year.

This is one of their stories.

Guy, Custom Cabinet Shop

Guy worked in the shipping and receiving department at a custom cabinet shop in Grand Junction. As he loaded heavy items onto a pallet, his knees buckled and his back went out. His supervisor saw what happened, stopped work and sent Guy to the hospital.

X-rays showed two herniations in Guy's back. He felt helpless, knowing that he would be unable to work, and totally reliant on Pinnacol to provide the medical care and lost wages he needed.

"It's hard to depend on a company to take care of you," Guy said. "When you're in a situation like that, every molehill turns into Mt. Everest, and every ripple in the water looks like a tidal wave."

But every time he called Pinnacol, he felt reassured that his benefits would be there when he needed them.

Recovering with peace of mind

Guy's injury took time to heal, but his recovery was marked by confidence that Pinnacol would provide the benefits he needed.

"You all were doing your job, but you were doing it in such an excellent way that somebody like me could actually get a couple hours of sleep every night."

"I'm telling you, I got lucky that you all were my insurance company."

Injured workers rate Pinnacol highest

While Guy's story is just one experience, it's indicative of how injured workers feel about the care they receive from Pinnacol. In fact, injured workers rate Pinnacol as the top-performing workers' compensation carrier in Colorado, based on a 2021 survey administered by the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

Find out more about how Pinnacol puts care to work for Colorado.

Pinnacol Assurance assumes no responsibility for management or control of customer safety activities. Please ensure your business meets the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances related to workplace safety.

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