If you have been injured on the job in Colorado, you need to notify your employer immediately. Failure to report a job injury to your employer could result in the loss of some of your worker’s compensation benefits. According to Colorado law, you only have 4 days to notify your employer of your injury before you are penalized. As such, it is critical that you file a claim or report your injury to your employer in writing before the deadline.
Even a minor injury should be reported, as it could result in a more serious chronic condition. Lacerations could become infected with MRSA, requiring hospitalization and even surgery. Broken bones may need future surgery to repair correctly. Even slipped discs or pulled back muscles can develop into a more serious, chronic back pain.
Once your injury has been reported to your employer, he or she has 10 days to report your injury to the insurance carrier. Within 20 days of that, the insurer must file an admission or denial of liability.
There are times when an employer may deny your worker’s compensation claim, even when you are legitimately injured. If you received a notice of claim denial, it is important to contact the insurance company adjuster immediately to discuss your claim. Once your adjuster has explained why you have been denied, then you can mail a notice of contest to contest the denial. It is important to you notify an experienced Denver workers’ compensation lawyer at this time, so you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing necessary paperwork.
If you have questions regarding your worker’s compensation benefits or if you believe that you are being unfairly denied benefits to which you are entitled, it is important to speak to an experienced Denver workers compensation lawyer immediately. Your lawyer can help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to and ensure that you are not taken advantage of by your employer.
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If you or someone you love was injured in an on-the-job accident, you have rights to receive workers’ compensation. Call Denver worker’s compensation attorney Robert Paysinger today to discuss your case. Our law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303.279.0221. We have helped numerous Denver employees obtain the compensation they need after a devastating on-the-job injury. We can help you – contact us today for a free consultation.
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