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My Insurance Filed a Notice of Contest. What Now?

By Burg Simpson
October 14, 2013
2 min read

Hi, my name’s John Connell and I’m an attorney handling workers compensation.
When somebody’s hurt at work, the insurance carrier has an obligation to do a number of things. If you’ve missed more than three days’ work, then they have to start paying temporary disability benefits or lost wages beginning that third day. If you’ve missed fourteen days of work, they have to go back and pay the first three that they missed.

Within twenty days of the date of the injury, the insurance carrier has to either admit liability by filing general admission of liability, or they have to file a notice of contest. If they filed a notice of contest, they’ve decided that they don’t have enough information, or that they need to investigate further before they decide if they’re going to admit liability. If this happens, they’re not going to be paying temporary
disability or lost wages until they file the general admission.

If this is happening to you please give us a call. My name’s John Connell. I’m an attorney at Burg Simpson, and you can reach me at 303-792-5595.

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The law firm of Burg Simpson knows how confusing and overwhelming the Workers’ Compensation process can be. There are complicated procedures to follow and strict time limits that must be met. If you have questions or are unsure about your whether you have a case, I am here for you. Call me at 303-792-5595.

— John M. Connell, Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

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