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Nurses with work-related injuries may have rights to compensation

Individuals who enter the nursing profession often do so out of a desire to help others and serve those who are in need. Many Denver hospitals and doctors' offices are made better by the kind and considerate care offered by the nurses who staff them. Nurses are medical professionals who work long hours and perform difficult tasks so that others may feel better and recuperate from their ailments.

Nurses who use right lifting techniques still can suffer injuries

As we discussed in last week's blog, nurses suffer back injuries at a rate that is much higher than any other occupation. These injuries are extremely debilitating and can mean a nurse is out of work for months or even years. Even with using proper lifting techniques, nurses can still suffer spine injuries requiring them to use workers' compensation insurance.

Nursing staff often suffer injuries

Nurses and other staff are often well-loved people that Denver residents encounter while in the hospital or other care facility. These employees work hard to make sure their patients are well cared for. But, health care workers are also injured on the job at a high rate, suffering from a workplace accident or other serious injury.

What is a 'notice of contest' in CO workers' compensation?

All kinds of workers can get injured on the job. While some occupations may be more inherently dangerous than others, just about every job presents some possibility for injury. For example, one industry that is often not thought of as being particularly dangerous is that of health care. However, the risks of contracting illness or being injured by a patient or equipment is much higher than many people realize. Of course, Denver workers of any type who have been injured do have one place they may be able to turn, and that is workers' compensation insurance.

Colorado worker burned in petroleum well

Many Colorado workers have been injured in a workplace accident. These accidents can be serious and cause a worker's life to be changed forever. Workers' compensation is available for these workers to help them recover from their injuries and get back on their feet.

Have you been injured on the job? Our law firm can help

When Denver residents go to work each day, they expect to come home at the end of the day to their family and friends. Usually, Denver area workplaces are safe with adequate safety precautions. But, occasionally, a workplace accident occurs that severely affects an employee's life.

Colorado oil and gas workers at high risk of injury or death

Colorado has many residents who work for the oil and gas industry. Unfortunately, many of these workers are exposed to serious workplace hazards. Workers' compensation can help injured employees with the many expenses they can face after being injured on the job.

What benefits are included under Colorado's workers' compensation law?

If this is your first time reading about workers' compensation, you are not alone. Most people do not think about workers' compensation benefits until they've been injured. Here is what you need to know about workers' compensation benefits in Colorado.

Colorado workers empowered by OSHA and workers' compensation

It is in the best interest of employers that their workforce remains healthy and strong. And of course, it is also vital that employees have the safest work environment possible. For these reasons, the federal government has specific mandates that help ensure worker safety. And the primary regulator of workplace safety requirements is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Can I get workers' compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome?

In Colorado, workers' compensation is available for workers who get injured on the job or suffer from a work-related condition. Repetitive stress injuries are among the most typical work-related conditions. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common repetitive stress injury that often results from regular computer use or repetitive tasks with similar motions.

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