Reporting The Injury To Your Employer In Colorado
In workers’ compensation matters, the case can be won or lost before any paperwork is filled out or any claims are filed. If you have been injured on the job or hurt in a work-related incident, it is critical to notify your employer of your injury and be accurate and honest about your symptoms.
At the Eley Law Firm in Denver, we have been protecting the rights of injured workers since 1983. We fully understand the workers’ compensation system and how it works. We are dedicated to helping every injured worker who comes to us for help. If you have questions or concerns about how your workers’ compensation case is being handled, we encourage you to call 720-759-3064 for a free consultation.
Before Talking To A Work Injury Lawyer, Talk To Your Employer
Speed and accuracy are important if you have been injured on the job. While sometimes not enforced, Colorado law requires injured workers to notify their employers within four days or risk losing one day of temporary benefits. Failing to report your injury to your employer can damage your credibility, thus hurting your case.
Reasons For Not Reporting The Injury To Your Employer
Injured workers have many reasons for not reporting their injuries, with the most common reasons being:
- Not understanding the severity of the injuries and assuming that the injuries will get better
- Not wanting to make waves at work or fall out of favor with their boss
Not reporting your injuries or waiting to report your injuries can only hurt you, delaying benefits or even risking denial of benefits completely.
Contact An Injury Reporting Attorney For A Free Consultation — 720-759-3064
If you were injured on the job, contact our Colorado law firm today for a free consultation with a seasoned Denver workers’ compensation attorney. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your workers’ compensation case.