We proudly assist clients with all types of workers compensation cases.
If you suffer a work-related injury, contact the Bendinelli Law Firm for a free consultation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys will help you through the process, from start to end, and make sure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve for a full recovery.
Filing a Colorado Workers’ Compensation Claim
When you are injured on the job, you must file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. In order to file a claim, you must provide your employer written notice within ten days of the incident. The Date of Injury (DOI) and the First Report of Injury (FROI) are vital to your claim. If you don’t report your injury or occupational disease promptly, you may lose your benefits.
It is also important that you keep copies of everything you provided to your employer regarding the incident for your records and for your Colorado workers compensation attorney. Once you have notified your employer of your work-related injury, he is obligated to file the claim with his workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
Medical treatment will then be available to you with an Authorized Treating Physician (ATP) as part of your employer’s work compensation insurance. Additionally, unlike other types of insurance, liability is not a factor in on-the-job injuries. Your employer must pay if your injury occurred within the scope of your employment.