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Filing for workman’s comp in Colorado

On Behalf of | Aug 27, 2014 | Workers' Compensation |

Colorado employees typically take great pride in a job well done. Their chosen profession is one that they likely enjoy, and many workers feel as though they are a part of a family. If that worker becomes injured on the job, he or she may be uncertain of how to proceed. Filing for workman’s comp is not something that an employee does regularly, and the process can be daunting, considering that all they may want to do is focus on getting well.

Here at the Eley Law Firm, we have extensive experience regarding how to properly file for workers’ compensation benefits. We have been in practice for over 30 years and have assisted thousands of employees with this sometimes-intimidating task. There are certain steps an employee can take before filing for workman’s comp, and we can assist with each phase.

The first thing employees need to do is seek medical treatment for their ailment and document it. For those employees who have injuries that do not require immediate care, they can inform their employer of their intent to seek medical treatment in writing prior to seeing a doctor. These two steps may be interchangeable, but they are both necessary. If the employee misses more than three work days due to the injury, the employer is required to file a first report of injury, thus establishing when the statute of limitations will start.

Following these steps can increase the likelihood that an employee will be successful in pursuing a claim in Colorado. If you have been injured on the job, our [url=‘/Pursuing-Your-Workers-Compensation-Claim/Filing-Your-Claim.shtml’]website[/url] contains more information on how to pursue a workman’s comp claim. We at the Eley Law Firm here in Denver are available to answer any questions you may have and help you determine what the best course of action is for you.

Source: Eley Law Firm, “Filing Your Workers Compensation Claim“, , Aug. 24, 2014

Source: Eley Law Firm, “Filing Your Workers Compensation Claim“, , Aug. 24, 2014


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