Thursday, June 1, 2017

Closure of Claims & Petitions to Reopen Claims: What You Need to Know!

Have your workers compensation benefits run out, but you’re still in too much pain to go back to work?

Do you need more help recovering from your work injury?

Do you want to reopen your claim?

In the state of Colorado, closure of claims and petitions to reopen a case work like this: 
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Closure of Claims

According to, “when there is no action on a claim for at least 6 months, any of the parties may file a petition to close the claim for lack of prosecution. 

a. Following a request to close the claim for lack of prosecution, the director will issue an order requiring the parties to show evidence why the request should not be granted. A response shall be filed within 30 days of the date the order was mailed. 

b. If no response is filed within 30 days of the date the order was mailed, the claim shall be automatically closed, subject to the reopening provisions of the statute. If a response is filed within 30 days of the date the order was mailed, the director will determine whether the claim should remain open.”

Petitions to Reopen

According to, you can file a petition to reopen your case based on the following:
  1. “Change of medical condition shall be filed with a medical report containing a description of the claimant’s present condition and how the claimant’s condition has deteriorated or improved. 
  2. Error, mistake, fraud, or overpayment shall identify specifically the error or mistake to be corrected or the basis for the alleged fraud or overpayment.”

Contact Experienced Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys Today!

If you believe you’ve been wrongfully denied workers compensation benefits or need help reopening your claim, speak to our experienced Colorado workers compensation attorneys today! We make sure you and your case get the attention you deserve!

The initial consult with our office is free! If you have a question or concern about your claim for Colorado Workers' Compensation, please set up an appointment with us to discuss your rights. 

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