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.