Over the past few years, the number of workplace accidents have continued to drop, thanks to a rise in safety standards. As Colorado employers continue to implement these safety measures, many benefits are retained, such as minimal work-related injuries or deaths, and fewer workman’s comp claims. Although most industries have enjoyed a decline in workplace accidents, many others continue to rise, especially in construction.
Construction workers face multiple risks and hazards on a daily basis. Some of the most common causes of construction accidents are falls, electrocution, being hit by an object or being crushed between objects. With such a high fatality rate, it is important for employees to develop a culture of safety along with safety education programs for employers.
Whether an employee implements safety measures or not, accidents can still occur, and it is important for victims of workplace accidents and their families to understand the legal process and what they may be entitled to should the unimaginable happen. Employees who suffer certain workplace injuries may be able to receive compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages or permanent disability sustained as the result of an accident. Determination of eligibility can be complicated; therefore, it is important for victims and their families to be aware of any benefits provided by their employer under workman’s comp.
The financial future of workplace accident victims can sometimes be uncertain. Colorado workers or families dealing with the aftermath of such accidents have the right to pursue every entitlement available to them through workman’s comp. Experienced legal counsel can help victims of workplace accidents navigate intricate claims while protecting individual rights.
Source: fortune.com, “U.S. Workplace Accidents Are Trending Down“, Anne VanderMey, Accessed on Feb. 7, 2018