Employees nationwide, including in Colorado, are entitled to coverage under the workers' compensation insurance system. Any worker who is injured while at work, even off-site, may pursue financial relief through worker' compensation. It is a no-fault system, so, regardless of who was at fault, those injured at work -- or families who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents -- may pursue benefits to assist with medical expenses and/or end-of-life costs, along with lost wages.
A 26-year-old truck driver recently lost his life in a work-related accident in another state that appears to have been the result of distraction. According to police, they were called to the scene of an industrial accident on a recent Wednesday morning. Upon arrival, police officers found the truck driver approximately 30 feet behind the vehicle. Responders from the fire department pronounced the driver dead at the accident scene.