Littleton, CO asked in Workers' Compensation for Colorado

Q: Can I go to the er before an actual claim is filed?

I fell on the job due to negligence of a third party. I informed my boss immediately. He is asking me to wait until Monday to do anything about us. My tailbone and hips are excruciating. I can’t walk very well and going from standing to sitting and vice versa hurts so bad that I don’t want to. Can I go to the er or do I have to wait per my boss’ wishes?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Brian Michael Bradford
Brian Michael Bradford
  • Lafayette, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: As a matter of practice, we always think that our clients should prioritize their medical treatment. Sometimes this means going against the wishes of a boss, or even a spouse, but at the end of the day, your health is paramount. Moreover, getting medical treatment sooner rather than later can often help you avoid more serious complications later on down the road.

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