Colorado Workers Compensation Law

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Colorado Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No. However, a person, company or corporation may not be construed to be an employer subject to workers' compensation liability under the specific criteria defined in section 8-40-302, C.R.S.

Numerical Exceptions: 1

Choice of Physician: Employer makes the initial selection of physician, which may be changed by the state agency.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? More than 2 weeks

Attorney Fees Permitted: 20%, statute

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