Worker’s Compensation in Colorado

Both employers and employees should be aware of worker’s compensation laws in Colorado.  If you’re an injured worker or an employer, be sure to visit the Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment’s workers compensation webpage for the information you need to understand the process.  For background and explanation of the laws, see the 2012 Colorado Worker’s Compensation Act booklet.


Employees – be sure to read the CDLE’s Employee’s Guide, available online and from our library, for answers to your questions, including dispute resolution information.  The CDLE also has a webpage for injured workers with links to forms, rules, medical information, a benefits calculator, and more.


Employers – The CDLE created the Employer’s Guide just for you, with everything you need to know before and after a worker gets injured on the job.  See also the CDLE’s Employers & Insurers page for forms, legal information, medical topics, insurance information, and more.  You’ll also want to check out Workers’ Compensation Insurance Requirements for Employers.


Researchers – Need stats on workers’ compensation injuries in Colorado?  The CDLE has those too.  See Work-Related Injuries in Colorado, an annual statistical report on injured workers, which our library has back to 1995; Workers’ Compensation Costs in Colorado; and 2010 Injured Worker Exit Survey Results.