Every injury or illness is different. In some cases, the extent of an injury may become very rapidly. On the other hand, certain medical conditions may develop over a longer period of time, which can cause a delay in treatment.
In the context of a workplace injury or illness, timing is a key factor. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, employees must report an on-the-job injury within four working days of it occurring. If the injury becomes apparent immediately after an accident, then reporting within this timeframe may be relatively straightforward. On the other hand, if an incident occurs and it takes some time for symptoms to appear, employees may find themselves in a bind.