Workers compensation benefits can provide you with essential financial support while you recover from a workplace injury – but the journey to getting them can be complicated, especially considering that:
- There are various timelines that have to be met in order for claims to proceed smoothly.
- Missing Colorado workers compensation claim timelines can result in problems like delayed benefits, erroneous denials, etc.
A Table of Colorado Workers’ Compensation Claim Timelines
Check out the following table for an overview of the various Colorado workers compensation claim timelines that you may need to be aware of.
|Hurt Worker||Within 4 days of the injury||Submit a written report regarding the accident, incident and/or injury to the employer|
|Within 30 days||File objections to insurance companies’ admissions or denials of liability must be filed to dispute the decision|
|Within 45 days of sending out a “Notice of Contest”||Request an official hearing via an Application for an Expedited Hearing (if appealing a wrongfully denied claim)|
|Employer||ASAP||Notify the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation of any fatal injuries|
|Within 10 days of the incident||Notify insurers of any workplace accidents or injuries|
|Insurance Company||Within 20 days of the incident||Issue decisions regarding the admission or denial of liability in a given workplace accident or injury case|
|6 months or more||File petitions to close Workers’ compensation if no further action has been taken by injured workers to appeal denied or terminated benefits.|
There may be other Colorado workers’ compensation claim timelines that you should know and be in compliance with, so contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Steven J. Picardi to ensure you have the best representation moving forward.
Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at the Law Office of Steven J. Picardi
If you have been hurt at work, it’s time to contact the Denver workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Steven J. Picardi.
With more than 30 years of combined workers’ compensation experience, our attorneys have extensive knowledge of Colorado workers’ compensation law, strong credentials and a significant record of success. This has helped them to defend employers and represent injured employees in all phases of workers’ compensation litigation. Our firm’s lawyers remain abreast of the latest changes in workers’ compensation laws and are ready to use their skills and knowledge to your advantage.
For experienced legal advocacy in defending or filing a workers’ compensation claim, contact the Picardi Law Firm for a consultation by calling (303) 778-8881 or by emailing us using the contact form at the top of the screen.