Workers' compensation is a type of insurance coverage that employers must provide for their employees. For employees who are injured on the job or develop occupational diseases, this insurance pays for medical expenses and partial wage replacement during periods of temporary disability. It may also provide permanent impairment benefits for those who qualify. The cost of workers' compensation insurance is paid entirely by the employer and may not be deducted from an employee's wages.
Workers' compensation benefits are based on the date of injury. Since the laws change through the years, there may be different benefits depending on when you were injured. If you are injured on the job, you should know that papers need to be filed correctly and within the right number of days. You must follow all rules and procedures or you might not get all the benefits you may be entitled to receive. You may call Customer Service for information at 303-318-8700.
Employee's Guide/Guía Para Trabajadores
This guide answers general questions for the employee regarding the workers' compensation system, dispute resolution, and the claims process.
- Claimant Brochure
- Prehearings and Settlement Conferences
- Office of Administrative Courts
- Find a Workers' Compensation Attorney
- Benefit Calculator
- Colorado Uninsured Employer Fund