Missed days of work, pain filled nights, and a short paycheck can be life altering. The last thing an injured employee wants to hear is that their workers' compensation claim was denied. Anyone in a dangerous job should keep these steps in mind in order to ensure that their claim will be approved.
1. The claim was filed too late
In Colorado an injured worker must report an injury in writing to their employer within four days. Some employers will be more flexible than others, but if the injured worker does not report the injury within four days then they can be penalized. It is possible to lose one day's compensation for each day the report is late or lose the claim all together if it is very late.