The law requires that hearings on workers’ compensation matters generally must be held within 120 days from the notice to setting of the hearing.  In certain situations, an extension of time for up to 60 days may be granted, which means that a hearing on the case must happen within 180 days from the time of the request.  If the insurance carrier or self-insured employer denies liability for the claim, the claimant may request an expedited hearing on the issue of compensability if they file an Application for Hearing within 45 days of the date of the mailing of the Notice to Contest.  In such a case, the claimant’s hearing must occur within 40 days of the date of their application for hearing.  Hearings scheduled on this faster time track are known as “expedited hearings”.  Expedited hearings may also be set for other reasons.  (Section 8-43-209; 8-43-211(2) (a), C.R.S.).

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