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November 2017 Archives

Seeking financial relief through Social Security disability

Many individuals in Colorado and elsewhere have experienced a change in circumstance that makes it difficult to maintain gainful employment. Becoming unable to perform previous work-related duties is stressful and daunting, and it can also leave an individual in dire need of financial relief. Individuals who suffer similar hardships due to a disability may be eligible for benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance, but they might be uncertain how to approach the situation.

Falling objects: Tower of rebar injures 2 workers

Construction companies in Colorado and elsewhere employ a variety of tactics in the transportation and safe and secure placement of heavy loads. Falling objects pose a significant threat to workers in a variety of occupations, especially those that are of considerable size and weight. A recent workplace accident has left two individuals with injuries after a tower of rebar suddenly fell on top of them.

Construction accident: 1 dead after becoming trapped underwater

Employees of construction companies in Colorado and across the country may be forced to operate in and around potentially hazardous environments every day. Even with the presence of safety measures and equipment, accidents at a construction site can still place the health of everyone involved at risk. A recent construction accident in another state has claimed the life of a 33-year-old man who was trapped underwater while working in a hole.

Man in critical condition following recent construction accident

Construction workers in Colorado and elsewhere may face a variety of hazards while on a job site. While safety procedures and equipment go a long way in increasing workplace safety, in some cases, the dangers may fall outside of a worker's area of operation. A man is reportedly in critical condition following a recent construction accident that took place while he was inside a portable restroom.

1 dies after contacting power lines in construction accident

Many construction workers in Colorado and elsewhere use lifts to assist with duties that would otherwise be difficult to reach. While operating a lift, a worker must use caution, especially when in close proximity to active power lines. A recent construction accident in another state has claimed the life of a man who was electrocuted while on the job.

Applying for Social Security disability can be a lengthy process

There are a multitude of scenarios in which individuals in Colorado and elsewhere may become unable to maintain gainful employment. Those who suffer a disability could be entitled to benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance, but the process can be lengthy and intimidating. While awaiting a determination for eligibility, many may suffer through substantial financial challenges, and they may be ineligible for other forms of assistance in the meantime.

Distracted operation of hazardous equipment can be fatal

Construction workers nationwide, including in Colorado are typically exposed to many life-threatening situations. This applies particularly when hazardous equipment is involved. Distracted operation of excavation equipment is as dangerous as distracted driving.