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September 2012 Archives

Construction accident: Worker trapped under paving machine

Colorado construction workers may cringe over the details of a recent construction accident in the northwest. Reports indicate that the accident involved a worker being pinned underneath a paving machine for nearly an hour. The result of the construction accident was serious injuries which left the man in critical condition. Though this accident happened in another state, similar accidents could just as easily happen on a Colorado roadway.

Workers' compensation rate increases affect Colorado businesses

Colorado workers may be interested in recent reports indicating that workers' compensation rate worries may affect local businesses. Sources indicate that, as the economy continues to upswing, changes in workers' compensation rates could impact the ability of some businesses to hire new employees. According to a spokeswoman for the Division of Insurance for the state, the recent increase in workers' compensation claims has led to the 3.7 percent average rise in 2012 rates.

Colorado cycling challenge accident leads to on-the-job injury

A recent accident at a Colorado cycling event shows that accidents can occur to anyone, anywhere. In a recent unusual accident, a cameraman suffered an on-the-job injury after the motorcycle the man was on was struck by a car. The accident happened at an event of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Colorado athletes may be interested in workers' compensation case

Colorado sports enthusiasts and athletes know that football is a sport that is high action, intense, and highly physical. It is not uncommon for players to get injured on the field. But what happens when an accident occurs off the field, and a player is injured as a result of the exercise they are performing? According to one state, the player may be eligible to seek workers' compensation benefits.