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April 2015 Archives

OSHA investigates after people are fatally injured at work

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration establishes certain safety standards for nearly every industry around the country and here in Colorado. When people are fatally injured at work, the agency steps in and conducts an investigation to determine whether employers are adhering to OSHA's standards. The agency issues citations and assesses fines when violations are found

Colorado emergency responders can be injured at work, too

For most Colorado residents, emergency responders are the saviors who appear on the scene of dangerous situations. Most people outside of these professions have no trouble understanding that being injured at work is a real possibility for these brave men and women. However, not many people would automatically think of them being involved in a traffic accident while on duty.

Discover more about the causes, consequences of back injuries

In keeping with our firm's commitment to helping you better understand workers' compensation and work-related trauma, we recently published an informative Slideshare presentation examining a very common -- and often debilitating -- type of workplace injury.

OSHA says company not prepared to handle injured workers

Colorado road construction crews often find themselves in remote areas where access to emergency medical services may be limited. Moreover, cell phone coverage could also be nonexistent. This could mean that injured workers must rely on their co-workers for help when an accident occurs.

Do you get to choose a doctor after being injured at work?

Each year, thousands of workers in Colorado suffer a variety of on-the-job injuries. Workers' compensation benefits are ordinarily available for those workers to cover medical and medical-related expenses, a portion of lost wages and other needs, depending on the nature of the injuries. One of the first priorities after being injured at work is to find a doctor.

A woman without proper safety equipment could be injured at work

Women around the country -- including many here in Colorado -- have entered industries traditionally staffed by men. One of those industries is construction. The equipment and clothing provided to them needs to be properly fitted in order to prevent them from being injured at work.

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