If you have suffered a workplace injury, your employer will actually be the one to file the claim on your behalf. You are responsible for letting the company know about the injury immediately. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the employer must report the workplace accident and any injuries to the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation and the insurance company.
Your employer must file the report to the insurance company within 10 days of the injury. Additionally, the company must give you a list in writing of medical providers where you can seek treatment. If you go elsewhere for care once you receive that list, there is a strong possibility that the insurance company will not cover the cost of your treatment.