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Filing for Workers’ Compensation: The Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Injured Workers

By Heidi Culbertson

June 7, 2019   Colorado Blog, Colorado Workers' Compensation

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Claims

The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made by Injured Workers

It is almost impossible for a layperson to ascertain all the steps that they must take when seeking to file a workers’ compensation claim. If you have been injured on-the-job or in-the-line-of duty, call Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation attorneys for a free consultation at 303 792 5595 today. Our attorneys will walk you through the process of filing a claim and help you to obtain the benefits you deserve.

  1. Not reporting an on-the-job or in-the-line-of-duty injury in writing at the time of your injury
  2. Not reporting the extent of the injury to a medical professional and your employer
  3. Not seeing a doctor designated by your employer
  4. Consenting to surgery or treatment without fully understanding all the issues that you should consider
  5. Not obtaining a second medical opinion
  6. Not understanding that it is improper for an authorized health care provider to charge you for medical treatment
  7. Not understanding the different types of workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled
  8. Not fully understanding the workers’ compensation settlement process
  9. Not fully understanding all of your legal rights regarding a workers’ compensation claim
  10. Not fully understanding that it may be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party

Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney at Burg Simpson

We have been working on these types of complex cases for more than 40 years and are familiar with the ins and outs of Colorado’s complicated workers’ compensation law.

Call Burg Simpson Today

If you have been injured on-the-job or in-the-line-of duty, let our professional workers’ compensation lawyers help you:

  • Receive fair compensation for your injuries
  • Have access to quality medical care
  • Understand your legal rights within Colorado Workers’ Compensation laws
  • Obtain reimbursement for the legitimate expenses you have incurred during your injury
  • Apply for additional Social Security benefits
  • Explore third-party personal injury lawsuits

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Call our Denver based law firm today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Evaluation Form right now.

 

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