Agriculture is still one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States. In Colorado, all agricultural employers must have workers’ compensation insurance.
If a farm worker is injured on the job, s/he should give written notice to the employer. Depending on the severity of the injury and the number of days of missed work, a farm worker could be entitled to medical treatment, a percentage of lost wages and compensation for a permanent injury. If an employer fails to file a workers’ compensation claim, a claim can be directly filed with the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation.