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September 2017 Archives

Social Security disability claims can be subject to review

Many individuals in Colorado and elsewhere have medical conditions that hinder their ability to maintain gainful employment. Those who face similar circumstances could be eligible for aid through Social Security Disability Insurance, and receiving an approval for benefits could relieve a great deal of one's stress. However, each claim could be subject to review over time, and if it is determined that an individual can work, his or her benefits may be taken away.

Forklift accidents: Collapse in machine injures 1, kills another

One man has been injured and another killed after falling 35 feet due to a collapse in a forklift cage at a construction site. Forklift accidents of this nature can be extremely dangerous, and falls from heights continue to be one of the most significant concerns for construction workers in Colorado and across the country. Even with the added security of safety harnesses, if a machine breaks down while workers are in the air, their health could be at risk.

3 injured in construction accident after scaffolding breaks

Individuals in Colorado and elsewhere use scaffolding in a variety of professions. While these temporary structures allow a worker to operate at heights that would otherwise be unreachable, they may also be somewhat hazardous, especially if not properly maintained. Three workers were injured in a recent construction accident after the scaffolding they were on suddenly broke, sending them all to the ground.

Social Security disability: Seeking guidance in the process

Certain changes in circumstance can have a significant impact on a person's ability to perform daily tasks. For those who have a disability that makes it difficult to maintain gainful employment, benefits could be available. However, pursuing benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance can be a stressful and daunting process, and many individuals in Colorado may find it advisable to seek assistance in the application process, or during an appeal.

Construction accident involving grader claims man's life

Construction sites in Colorado and elsewhere can be busy areas with numerous groups working on separate projects all at once. With numerous heavy machines and hazards all around, communication and awareness may be key in preventing a dangerous accident. A 38-year-old man was recently killed in a construction accident after another worker reportedly struck him while driving a grader.

Man suffers traumatic workplace injury on 5th floor of building

When an individual in Colorado or elsewhere is injured on the job, the response time for treatment could make a significant difference in the outcome of the situation. However, with many workers operating in areas that are difficult to reach, those who suffer a serious workplace injury may be forced to wait to receive care. A man in another state was recently injured on the fifth floor of a construction project, causing emergency responders to have difficulty extracting him from the building.