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Workers' Compensation Updates

Concerning workers' compensation, and, in connection therewith, increasing funeral benefits, allowing for advance mileage expense payments, addressing the payment of scheduled ratings, and requiring reporting of certain active medical treatments.
2022 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill amends the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado" by:

  • Creating a process for a claimant to receive advance payment for mileage expenses for travel that is reasonably necessary and related to obtaining compensable treatment, supplies, or services;
  • Specifying how to determine the benefit amount for medical impairment when the amount payable using the schedule of injuries would exceed the amount payable for nonscheduled injuries;
  • Increasing the benefit payable for funeral and burial expenses; and
  • Requiring reporting of active medical treatments necessary to cure and relieve an injury lasting for a period of more than 180 calendar days after the date of the injury.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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