If you are injured on the job, you may wonder what your next steps should be. The process of seeking workers’ compensation can seem daunting, but with the help of a Denver workers compensation attorney, it can be much easier.
What should I know about this?
When you are injured on the job, your first step should be to notify your employer. Your employer should then provide you with a workers’ compensation claim form. You must complete this form and return it to your employer as soon as possible.
Your employer will have 14 days to file the claim with their insurance company. Once the insurance company receives the claim, they will have up to 45 days to approve or deny it. You will receive benefits within a few weeks if your claim is approved. If your claim is denied, you can appeal the decision by requesting a hearing with the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
We hope this information has been useful to you.