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.
A Colorado petroleum worker was seriously injured when a fire broke out in a petroleum tank in Greeley. The tank held water that is used in fracking and a backfiring engine ignited vapor that was being released from the tank. The worker was taken to North Colorado Medical Center with serious burns.
When a Colorado resident is injured at work there are many issues that need to be worked out. There are medical expenses, lost wages, dealing with insurance companies, and many other details. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help their client navigate their workers’ compensation insurance issues. Workers’ compensation insurance helps injured employees by covering their medical expenses, disability, loss of work, and job retraining. Workers’ compensation is there to help workers recover from their injuries and return to their job. An attorney can help investigate a workplace accident and make sure the injured employee receives the maximum amount of compensation that they deserve.
A workplace accident is an unexpected event for Colorado workers. These accidents can affect a worker and their family for many years. Unfortunately, too many workers are injured on the job each year. Employers need to make sure the workplace environment is safe for all employees and that they are constantly monitoring safety conditions.
Source: The Denver Post, “Worker seriously burned by fire at Colorado petroleum well“, May 8, 2017