The rate of fatal crashes has gone up 24% since 2019

You probably completely ignore one of the biggest risks you take every day. When you get behind the wheel of a car or ride as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle, you are at risk of getting into a crash. Thankfully, with improved safety features in modern vehicles, recent years

Distracted driving: A leading cause of motor vehicle accidents

Distracted driving remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in Colorado. According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were just over 36,000 fatalities in 2019. What’s worse is that one of five people killed by distracted drivers were

Workers’ compensation cases of home health nurses

Colorado home health nurses have a unique set of hazards that they might not face in a traditional hospital setting. Not surprisingly, their workers’ compensation claims are different, too. Workplace hazards unique to home health nurses Seniors now stay in their homes much more frequently than they did in the

Workers’ compensation claims in Colorado

When Colorado workers are injured on the job, they may not understand what their options are or what benefits they’re entitled to. The state can make it somewhat confusing for workers’ comp claimants. It’s true that receiving other benefits may reduce your award from the Colorado Department of Labor and

Commuters have the most risk on their trip home from work

Car crashes can happen at any time. It only takes a few seconds of distraction or an unexpected medical event for a driver to lose control of their vehicle. You should always be aware of your surroundings when driving and trying to keep yourself and your passengers safe. There are

Volunteers might receive workers’ compensation benefits

You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado even if you were hurt while performing services on a volunteer basis. However, there may be several exceptions that you should be aware of before filing your claim. For example, an organization could classify you as an independent contractor even

Are there hidden injury risks in office settings?

There are scores of prominent office buildings in Colorado. While the employees in an office setting may not face the same hazards as someone tasked to a warehouse, construction site or health care facility, injury risks are not zero. Being aware of the potential hazards and dangers, both long- and

Pedestrian deaths have increased by nearly 90% in Colorado

Motor vehicles are becoming safer thanks to advances in materials technology and automotive systems. However, safer vehicles don’t necessarily mean that the roads are safer for everyone. In fact, current statistical trends indicate that the roads are left safe than they once were. Specifically, pedestrians have more risk now than

What common injuries threaten warehouse workers?

Workers in Colorado warehouses perform many tasks to ensure that the warehouse runs effectively. Loading and unloading many boxes, crates and more become routine, but the workload could lead to injuries. Electrical and repair work might be necessary as well and present a hazard. No matter what work an employee

How to avoid common construction injuries

As a general rule, your Colorado employer is required to take reasonable steps to reduce your risk of getting hurt while working on a construction site. However, there are also steps that you can take to minimize your risk of falling, being struck by an object or being electrocuted. How