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June 2013 Archives

Colorado job sites may hold a risk for construction injuries

Although it may not be on many workers' minds when they go to work each day, the risk of suffering an injury while on the job is ever-present. When construction injuries occur, the workers injured may have a long road to recovery, which can keep them out of work for a substantial period of time. Although this process may be difficult, thankfully there are laws in place in Colorado that can assist the workers in receiving the treatment they need.

Colorado workers injured on the job may qualify for compensation

There are some people who are loved by everyone. Considered loyal, dependable, and fun to be around, they are the type of person one ever forgets meeting. While unexpected deaths are always tragic and shocking, it is perhaps more shocking when such a beloved person is killed. A great loss is felt today after such a man was killed in a workplace accident; an additional seven other people were harmed while working. The injured employees and the family of the deceased man, similar to Colorado workers, likely qualify for workers' compensation.

Xcel fined for occupational injuries in Colorado

In 2007, a fire sparked in a Colorado workplace. At the time, the company was conducting maintenance routines when the deadly blaze broke out. The fire claimed the lives of five workers, leaving the families of the deceased at a loss. Because of the circumstances surrounding the accident, OSHA fined Xcel for safety violations and the occupational harm sustained by employees.

Railroad company revises its workplace injury policies

Colorado workers suffer a variety of injuries in the workplace each and every day. Instead of reporting a workplace injury, workers may continue with their normal duties or treat their injuries off the company's time. They do not want to do anything to jeopardize their employment in such an unstable economy, so some elect to avoid reporting workplace injuries to the appropriate authority.