Workers who build and repair the roads of Colorado put their lives on the line with every shift they work. Too many construction zone workers have been injured at work because of negligent drivers who pass the zones without caution. On a recent Tuesday morning, a construction worker was critically injured in Thornton.
According to the Thornton Police Department, the incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. when the driver of a sedan lost control of his or her vehicle. Reportedly, this happened while the car was traveling down the exit ramp. The reason for this loss of control is yet to be determined.
A preliminary accident report indicates that the car rolled over multiple times before it struck the worker in the construction zone. Authorities say the construction worker was rushed to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries. The driver of the vehicle did not survive the crash. The investigation is ongoing, but police reports indicate no reason for drugs or alcohol to be suspected.
Any construction zone worker who has been injured at work can claim workers’ compensation benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Some victims of on-the-job injuries choose to retain the services of an experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorney to assist with the administrative procedures that must be followed to claim benefits. If there are problems with a denied claim, the lawyer can handle the appeals process. If an employee’s injuries caused disabilities, he or she might be awarded additional benefits that could include vocational training to equip him or her with skills to work in another occupation.
Source: kdvr.com, “Driver killed, construction worker injured after rollover accident“, Nov. 14, 2017