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Workplace accident kills Colorado DOT employee

Like any municipality, Colorado roads needs maintenance work. Workers who do this type of work are in danger just by being near traffic. Although accidents happen, no one is expecting to be injured on the job. In some cases, the injuries result in the need for workers' compensation benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages. In others, the injuries are so severe that the person dies. People who have lost a loved one in a work accident should be cognizant of how to receive workers' compensation death benefits.

Colorado law enforcement officer injured in car crash

Colorado workers can be injured on the job in any vocation. Of course, people who work in risky occupations have a greater chance of being injured or losing their lives in a workplace accident. However, just like anyone else, these individuals need workers' compensation benefits to cover what was lost in a work accident.

Maximizing workers' compensation requires legal assistance

When Denver residents head to work, the last thing they expect is to be injured on the job and suddenly face the need to receive workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, this happens every day across the nation. A workplace accident does not discriminate and can happen to anyone, regardless of what kind of work they do. This is as true for people in dangerous jobs like law enforcement, firefighters and construction workers as it is for those who are employed in jobs that are sedentary and are generally perceived as safe. After a work injury, legal advice is imperative to maximize workers' compensation benefits.

Law enforcement traffic injuries warrant workers' compensation

Law enforcement officers in Denver and throughout Colorado place themselves in harm's way as part of their job. They are the ones who go to the site of an accident to help those in need. In some cases, however, they are involved in an accident themselves as they go about their duties. Like any other job, workplace injuries can cause serious problems in an officer's life. When these accidents happen and an officer is injured on the job, it is important to understand the steps to get workers' compensation benefits.

Accident on forklift kills construction worker

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.

Positive and negative trends in Colorado workplace accident stats

Regardless of the type of work they do, Colorado workers can suffer injuries and fatalities in a workplace accident. For those who are confronted with this unfortunate turn of events, workers' compensation benefits are a necessity and a right. Workers' comp can provide compensation for medical coverage and lost wages. Many might not realize that families who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident can get workers' compensation death benefits. With the recent information regarding Colorado worker deaths, this is key.

What if I want to reopen my workers' compensation case?

Coloradans who are injured on the job have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. If their claim is approved, the worker will get the benefits they need, which can include the wages that were lost while they were unable to work and compensation for medical care. It is important to remember that not all cases are the same. In some cases, the claim might have been closed, but the person finds that medical care and disability benefits are still needed.

Police officer injured on the job in crash with drunk driver

In Colorado, any employment can be dangerous and result in a worker being injured on the job. While those in sedentary and so-called "safe" jobs can be hurt in incidents and accidents, there are certain occupations that are riskier than others. Law enforcement is one. When an officer is out on patrol, investigating various incidents and serving the public, accidents and injuries can occur. While an officer is generally tasked with investigating drivers who are under the influence, they can also be injured in a crash with a drunk driver just as anyone else can. Even if the injuries are initially believed to be minor, that does not mean problems will not arise and lead to the officer needing treatment and being unable to perform the necessary duties. This is when it is wise to think about workers' compensation benefits.

What is the workers' compensation law for notifying employers?

Colorado workers who are injured in a workplace accident will have many concerns in the aftermath of the incident. While their primary concern should be getting medical treatment as quickly as possible and seeking to get better, they must remember that there are certain reporting requirements to ensure they get their workers' compensation benefits. Failure to adhere to the law can negatively impact a workers' compensation case and prevent the worker from getting the maximum benefits in a timely fashion. When there is a problem with anything related to workers' compensation, having legal help is imperative.

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