Many of our readers in Colorado may have the vague notion that if they are injured on-the-job they have some legal protections in place to help them get through the situation, namely workers' compensation benefits. However, what exactly are your employer's obligations when it comes to workers' compensation?
Nurses face a much higher rate of workplace violence than other workers. The recent shooting at a Colorado Springs hospital recently highlighted this fact. Thankfully, no nurses or other staff were injured.
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 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.
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 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.
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.