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How the Workers’ Compensation Process Works in Colorado!

Colorado Workers Compensation Attorney

How does the process work?

What can I expect?

What if my benefits are denied? 

Kaufman & Kaufman has you covered! 

How does the process begin?

  1. Report the injury to your supervisor or employer immediately in writing;
  2. Request to see a doctor and get a list of which doctors you’re allowed to see; and
  3. Request and complete an employer’s first report of injury and or workers compensation claim form.

Until you report the injury and the claim form is returned to your employer, they're only under a limited obligation to provide benefits. A common mistake people make is waiting to report the injury until it becomes unbearable and they can no longer work.

When is the best time to hire an attorney?

You should hire an attorney when your case gets too complicated to handle on your own. For example, in any of these situations, you should contact a lawyer:

  • Your employer denies your claim or you fail to receive your benefits promptly.
  • Your employer's settlement offer doesn't cover all your lost wages or medical bills.
  • Your medical issues prevent you from returning to your prior job, or from performing any work at all.
  • You receive Social Security disability benefits.
  • Your boss retaliates against you for filing a workers' comp claim. 
  • You have a potential third-party claim.

Denied workers compensation benefits?

Colorado's workers' compensation laws protect injured employees or workers who acquire a work-related disease or illness. If the system unfairly denies you the benefits you believe you’re entitled to, contact a Colorado workers' compensation attorney to discuss your rights.

Get the Process Started Today! Contact Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Now to Get What You’re Owed!

Anytime you have a question about your rights or what you’re entitled to, it’s best to ask a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney first. Even if you think you might be able to handle your case yourself, it's often a good idea to contact a workers' compensation attorney for a free consultation. The attorney can walk you through the process, alert you to potential pitfalls, and give an honest appraisal of whether you can handle the case on your own.

Hurt at work? Need money?

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Contact us anytime, on weekends, or after hours! We'll return your call the next day. Please include a phone number or email address. We will keep your information strictly confidential.

"Kaufman and Kaufman was extremely professional in my case. They set appointments as often as I requested which was often weekly or more. They handled all the problems that came up and ended up settling my case for more than I expected. I was very happy with the result."

"My experience working with Kaufman & Kaufman was excellent to say the least. The resources they provided me with was easy to understand and they were very helpful in walking me though the process. Their attention to detail was very professional, and we would recommend them to anyone."