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Accident on forklift kills construction worker

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2019 | Workers' Compensation |

Construction projects are a seeming constant in Colorado. With that, workers are required to use large vehicles, heavy equipment, complicated tools and be stationed at significant heights. Even lower-level construction projects have certain dangers. Injuries are common in this industry no matter how cautious workers are. Having legal assistance to investigate a case is fundamental to getting workers’ compensation for injuries or workers’ compensation death benefits.

A man working construction at a bible college died when the forklift he was using rolled over. It is not known what caused the forklift to rollover. Emergency personnel were called to help the man, however, when they arrived, nothing could be done. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

Construction is a necessary job and provides services to private and public entities. It is important to note that injuries can happen without warning and leave workers in need of medical care and unable to return to the same job, if they are able to work at all. In a worst-case scenario, people can lose their lives in a construction accident. For those who have been hurt, workers’ compensation benefits are key. Understanding whether the equipment was faulty, the employer did not make sure the work area was safe, or if there were other mistakes made is important.

Legal help is vital in these situations. Calling a law firm that has experience in assisting those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a workplace accident is the first step to maximizing compensation.



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