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July 2012 Archives

BP agrees to pay more to settle charges after workers' deaths

Workplace safety is a growing concern for the American public and has become a pretty big concern for an oil industry giant as well. BP has agreed to contribute even more money toward a settlement reached with the government after facing allegations of multiple safety violations.

Two construction workers die in crane accident

As many construction workers know, working in this industry can be dangerous. Crane accidents can be particularly devastating. Recently, two construction workers tragically lost their lives in such an accident in another state. Colorado construction workers who often work with the fear of suffering a construction accident can no doubt relate to what the families of those slain workers are going through.

Colorado workers' compensation benefit limits and maximums update

Colorado workers who are concerned about workplace safety may be interested to know that Colorado has released new rate maximums for certain benefits. Workers' compensation benefits are invaluable for workers who are injured on the job. Any type of injury that causes an individual to lose wages or incur medical expenses can be devastating for Colorado families.

Steps to help decrease Colorado workplace injury

June marked National Safety Month, something that no doubt puts workplace injury in the forefront of many people's minds. The U.S. Department of Labor statistics indicates that 13 people are killed in workplace accidents each day, while approximately four million Americans, including many Colorado workers, suffer significant injuries each year that may leave them with challenging circumstances for the rest of their lives. What's perhaps the most tragic thing about workplace injury is that in nearly every case, the accident precipitating the injury could have been avoided.