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How Do I Report a Workers' Compensation Claim?

Ft. Collins Workers' Comp Attorney Serves Colorado Injury Victims in Larimer County

Whether you were injured in oil and gas, construction, trucking, or another industry, file your initial report and see a physician as quickly as possible. This includes head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, and burns from a fire or explosions.

When injured in a workplace accident, it is critical you report your claim in a timely manner with your employer. This means informing your direct supervisor immediately that you suffered an injury on the job and filling out an official accident report so there is a clear record of the incident with the company. Include a full description of what body parts were affected.

Next, see a doctor as soon as you can. Your employer may have a set list of physicians you can visit for a diagnosis, or you can go to your family doctor or an urgent care facility. If your injury requires immediate medical attention, go to the nearest emergency room. When you are treated, tell the doctor how you were hurt, and again, describe what body parts were injured.

Workers' Comp Time Limit

The longer you wait to report your injury and file your workers' comp claim, the less likely it is that an insurance company will accept liability for the injury. If you wait, the insurer may contend you were injured somewhere else, perhaps at home or while playing sports.

The law states you have up to four days to report an injury to have a legitimate claim. Your claim may be allowed if you wait longer than that, but it becomes less probable it will be accepted with each passing day.

Contact a Fort Collins Personal Injury Attorney

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we protect the rights of employees injured in workplace accidents and pursue the compensation needed for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For a free consultation with a Larimer County workers' comp lawyer, contact us at 970-225-2190.

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