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December 2012 Archives

Colorado workplace injury: Pilgrim's Pride cited by OSHA

A workplace accident can leave a family scrambling to make ends meet during the time that a worker is unable to perform their normal job duties. Most employers are required to maintain workers' compensation insurance to help these families get by after a workplace injury. While most companies enact safety training and procedures to help improve worker safety, sometimes these efforts do not prove sufficient to meet government guidelines.

Hairdressers may make fewer workers' compensation claims

A large study conducted by a major international university has found that the number of hairdressers that file for workers' compensation due to one specific illness is far lower than the numbers that are actually diagnosed. In fact, the study found that hairdressers are less likely to file a workers' compensation claim for the illness in all of the countries reviewed for the recent study. Many of those hairdressers, in Colorado and abroad, may be reticent to file the claim for fear of job loss or other penalties from an employer.

Workers injured on the job may be able to make claim in Colorado

Readers in Colorado may be interested to learn about an accident that occurred in another state recently. In that case, two highway workers were injured on the job as they drove a transportation department truck down a highway. The men had to be taken to local hospitals for medical treatments for their injuries.

Wal-Mart violated Colorado Workers' Compensation Act

Many workers in Colorado know very well that it can be dangerous to work in some occupations. In addition, when those workers are injured on the job, there are sometimes restrictions governing their ability to seek medical care and insurance benefits offered by the workers' compensation program. This, some authorities recently argued, is against the intent of the laws governing workers rights.