The Glossary below is designed to explain in layperson’s terms many of the significant words and phrases used in the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system. Unlike most glossaries currently available, this glossary includes the statutory, rule, or case law authority which supports a particular definition. This glossary is not intended to constitute legal advice. For information about how a word or phrase pertains to your specific fact pattern, please seek competent legal advice.

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