How Long Does It Take For Workers Compensation Payments To Begin?

After an injury in the workplace, it offers some peace of mind to know when payment from workers’ comp will begin. After you provide notice to your employer when you are injured, your employer then has 10 days to notify their workers compensation insurer about your injury. This is an important step because it initiates your insurance claim. If your employer does not file the claim, or refuses, you can file a claim directly with the Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation.

What Should You Do If Your Workers Compensation Claim Is Denied?

It is common for a worker’s compensation claim to be denied, and there are some steps you can take to get your claim moving again. When you receive notice that your claim is denied, it is important to understand the reasons behind the denial. Worker’s compensation is an insurance benefit, and as can happen with insurance companies, receiving benefits for which you are eligible may take some work. A good first move is to speak to an attorney with a focus on workers’ compensation. Your attorney can give you insight into why you were denied benefits. You can also contact the insurance company directly to talk about why the claim was denied.