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June 2016 Archives

Workers' compensation benefits also available for back injuries

While the construction and manufacturing industries are typically associated with workplace injuries, other less physical occupations can also be hazardous. Office and retail workers also face risks of suffering a work injury. Many of these workers suffer back injuries that cause long-term medical problems. Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits may be pursued by similarly injured workers in Colorado.

Workers' rights: Unprotected equipment kills meat plant worker

It is no secret that meat processing plants in Colorado and other states are regarded as some of the most hazardous places to work. Although government statistics indicate that work conditions have improved over recent years, thousands of workers who prepare poultry, pork and beef still compromise their health and safety for millions of consumers. Many claim that workers' rights continue to be violated at slaughterhouses across the country.

Violence at work: Supervisor injured at work by battering worker

Along with protecting their workers against on-the-job injuries, company owners in Colorado and across the country must also protect their employees against workplace violence. There have been instances in which workers have been injured at work due to assault. After an alleged violent attack by an employee, a supervisor in another state landed in the hospital with serious injuries.

Medical treatment needed after exposure to hazardous chemicals

Colorado workers typically rely on their employers to provide safe work environments. Unfortunately, not all company owners prioritize workers' safety, as is evident at a facility in another state at which workers were exposed to hazardous chemicals. Two workers had to receive medical treatment after exposure to an unidentified corrosive chemical.

Galvanized chute manufacturer disregards workers' rights

Workers play an essential part in the success of any business. However, many employers in Colorado and other states fail to recognize the importance of the health and safety of their employees. A company in another state is facing proposed fines of up to $422,680 for violations of workers' rights to safe workplace environments.

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