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.
With insurance costs on the rise and abuse of prescription painkillers becoming a problem throughout the nation, changes in workers' compensation may be on the horizon. Colorado workers who find themselves seriously injured on the job may soon have an additional battle to fight. Legislators are considering new pain treatment guidelines that could limit the amount of pain medication that can be prescribed to an individual, as well as the duration of the treatment period.