This information is provided as a courtesy; it does not represent legal advice. If you are unsure about how to apply this information, you should use your own judgment or that of your attorney.
I got hurt at my job and I want to file for worker's compensation. With whom can I talk about this? You may contact Customer Service at the Division of Workers' Compensation (303) 318-8700 to talk to someone about your case or for general assistance in understanding your case. Staff and judges at OAC may answer procedural questions, like: "How do I apply for a hearing?" However, we may not answer questions about the facts of your case or give you legal advice . If you feel you need legal advice, please contact an attorney who practices workers' compensation law.
What is a Notice of Contest? Your employer or its insurer may file a written notice that they do not admit that the employee suffered a compensable workers' compensation injury. The Notice of Contest lets the employee and the Division of Workers' Compensation know that the employer or the insurer do not agree to pay benefits to the employee.
What is compensability? "Compensability" is a shorthand term for whether an employee suffered an injury arising out of and in the course of employment which either disabled the employee or required medical treatment.