The workers compensation system in Colorado can provide essential benefits to people who have been hurt at work or who have developed an occupational illness. This system and the process of getting benefits, however, is known for being complicated – and one of the main reasons for this is the various strict deadlines that have to be met when filing claims and pursuing benefits.

To help simplify the process a bit, below is a general timeline regarding Colorado workers’ compensation claims, when they have to be filed and how they usually proceed.

A Timeline for CO Workers’ Comp Claims: What Injured Workers Should Know